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Cannonball Moments of Climate Change

A five-part reflection on faith and ecological justice by JVC Northwest Board Member and Former Jesuit Volunteer Fr. John Guyol, SJ I. Cannonballs Background:500 years ago, a cannonball struck the leg of Ignatius of Loyola, a Basque soldier. This violent moment forced the future saint into months of convalescence. It was a time of paralysis, … Read more

Lenten Reflection on The Prodigal Son

Director of Recruitment and Engagement Fumi Tosu reflects on Luke 15, The Parable of the Prodigal Son, as part of Ignatian Solidarity Network’s “Steadfast: A Call To Love, Lent 2021” series. Drawdown refers to industrial civilization’s “drawing down” of the Earth’s resources at a rate many times faster than the planet can replenish them. Our … Read more

“A Time of Reckoning for (white) Christianity” Reflection by Fumi Tosu

Yesterday, we celebrated the inauguration of the country’s second Catholic president and its first female (Black, Asian) vice president. The election of Kamala Harris to the vice presidency, in particular, is a landmark moment for our democracy.  Yet, we are also aware of the deep rifts that remain in our society. We have not turned the … Read more

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Upcoming Virtual Events

"JVC Northwest 101: Service and Community"

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn about all that makes a year of service with JVC Northwest unique. We’ll talk about the opportunities available, what intentional community looks like, and dive into our values of social and ecological justice, simple living, and spirituality/reflection. There will also be plenty of time for Q+A. Register here. 

"How to Make Your Application Stand Out"

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn how you can position yourself to be a strong candidate for service with JVC Northwest. With one week left before the April 26 priority deadline, this will also be the perfect time to get a handle on each step of the application, interview, matching, and placement process. Register here. 

Zayna Abusada

(She/her/hers)
JVC Northwest Recruiter

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.