In the very first chapter of the entire Bible, the author of the book of Genesis accounts how God created women and men in God’s Image. After looking over all of God’s creation, God found it all “very good.” The human person is very good. The human person is imprinted with dignity from the moment of their conception because of their creator, not because of anything they have done or anything that society gives them. Even after the fall of humanity and the introduction of sin, human beings are still good. We know that because God Himself became human in order to redeem all of humanity.

Despite the fact that nothing can take away our dignity, our society often picks and chooses whose dignity to acknowledge and protect. It is one thing to say some one has dignity; it is another thing to protect it from threats. Often times in the US, we can get caught up in politics and ideology and forget the uniqueness and dignity of every human person.

This semester, the Duke Catholic Center is engaging in service and learning that acknowledges and protects the dignity of the human person. Our service projects seek to not just provide support, but rather to see the humanity in every person. Join us as we go to the margins of Durham:

Mondays, 8am, Breakfast with Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness

Wednesdays, 5pm, Communism, Capitalism, Christian Economics Reading Group

August 27, 2022, 9am-12pm, Interfaith Crop Drop

September 16, 2022, 4-7:30pm, Mobile Food Pantry Distribution

September 22, 2022, 4:30pm-7pm, Dinner with Families Moving Forward

October 22, 2022, 12:30-3:30pm, Habitat for Humanity Build