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rooted in the radical

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest is pleased to announce the theme for our Jesuit Volunteer Orientation 2012:

Rooted in the Radical

Designed by 2011-2012 Portland Mac House JV, Maggie Wright

Why did we choose this?  First, let’s start with some definitions of and context for the word radical:

•  Radical: of or going to the root of origin; fundamental

•  Radical: from Latin radicalis “of roots” and from Latin radix “root”

•  Radical Christianity: entailing a radical re-orientation towards the root truths of Christian discipleship through personal reflection and action

Underneath its common understanding of moving toward the extremes, the word radical, at its core, means coming back to our roots.  It’s examining the underlying causes of injustice.  It’s an invitation to delve deeper.  It’s bringing us back to the heart of what grounds us in what we do every single day.

We’re excited to explore and delve into this theme together, both at Orientation and throughout the year! Stay tuned to jvcnorthwest.wordpress.com throughout Orientaiton 2012 (August 6-11) for updates on the latest from Camp Adams.

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Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.