JustLove,  Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth

The death of Lesandro Junior Guzman-Feliz, Combating Gang Violence in the Bronx, and Social Justice Summer Camps

On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will be talking about the tragic death of 15 year old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz and also social justice summer camps for youth.

Father Jonathan Morris, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx, celebrated the funeral mass on last Wednesday – June 27th – for 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman after he was killed in an alleged case of mistaken identity by members of the Trinitarios street gang. Fr. Morris will be speaking about Lesandro and his family and what is being done to address gang violence in that Bronx neighborhood where Lesandro’s murder took place.

Stephanie Peddicord, President at the Center for FaithJustice, and Maggie Smith, Manager of Special Projects at the Center for FaithJustice, talk about the Center for FaithJustice’s summer camp for learning and practicing social justice and service called: “JusticeworX”, a Catholic-inspired social justice camp for high school youth in Trenton, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pa. and Appalachia.

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