Special Events

 HungerworX – Because Hunger is not a Game

Did you know that more than 47 million Americans (that’s one in six!) survive on less than $4 worth of food per day? 

Three out of four is a child, elderly, or disabled person. 

Close to one million are fellow New Jersey residents. 

Today, food insecurity is no longer a problem of “the other.” The hungry are your elderly neighbors, fellow parents at school pick-up, and your children’s playmates. 

Each day, millions of our neighbors are barely scraping by on this stipend. Could you feed yourself on this amount? Your family? 

This Lenten season, the Center for FaithJustice invites you to take part in HungerworX. 

Did you miss the Challenge but still want to donate?  Click here to donate!

This virtual campaign event will provide a platform for participants to experience first-hand the issue of food insecurity while raising funds to support the critical WorX programs of the Center. Devotional materials will accompany you on this exceptional journey in solidarity with the marginalized in our community. Help us help others! 

Thank you to the many donors and participants of the HungerworX Challenge 2015!

For more information about the HungerworX Challenge please contact Stephanie Peddicord at speddicord@faithjustice.org or 609-498-6216 x 8.

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Publications & News

Annual Reports and Audited Financial Statements

The fiscal year for the Center for FaithJustice starts on September 1st and ends on August 31st.

Fiscal Year 2013-2014:  Audited Financials Statements

Fiscal Year 2012-2013:  Audited Financial Statements (pdf)

Fiscal Year 2011-2012:  Audited Financial Statements (pdf)

Fiscal Year 2010-2011:  Audited Financial Statements (pdf)    Annual Report (pdf)


Mike Laskey was the featured guest on realfaithtv’s episode Justice for All.

Martin Luther King Jr, Day of Service 2012 covered by the Trenton Monitor.

Community Service: Joy or Burden?” Youth Reporters interview Widian Nicola and discuss how sharing in another’s suffering can bring us to a deeper and more profound sense of joy.

Sean Sanford (CFJ President) awarded the Ignatius Award from Saint Joseph’s University for living a life of “service for others” consistent with the principles of Saint Ignatius Loyola.

The Monitor profiles the Center for FaithJustice as Agents of Transformation.

Widian Nicola interviewed on Catholic TV’s “This Is The Day.”

Widian Nicola and Mike Laskey facilitate a workshop at the Diocese of Trenton’s annual Youth Celebration.

140 people joined in the Center for FaithJustice’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service.

JusticeworX a long-time part of Enable’s Day Program.

Dime-a-Day project, created by high school participants after participating in JusticeworX, provides food relief in Guatemala.

The Catholic Spirit announces that Center for FaithJustice is a “worthy cause” and reports that CFJ recognized benefactors at our second annual gala.

Melissa Chedid, former LeaderworX participant and current CFJ staff member, selected as the 2010 recipient of the Rich Cunningham New Leader in Justice Award.

JusticeworX’s partnership with Enable, an organization devoted to improving the lives of disabled persons, is recognized in Mercerspace.

Immaculata High School & former Board member Helen Sanford win national Charity and Social Service Honor, awarded by Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Executive Director Sean Sanford profiled in Reflecting on Service and Justice, Saint Joseph’s Style, in the Saint Joseph’s University alumni magazine.

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Pastoral Ministry Resources

CFJ is happy to work with catechetical leaders who are looking to more fully integrate Catholic Social Teaching and service and justice experiences into their ministries.

  • Trying to find a way to make a service experience more meaningful and lasting for your students?
  • Hoping to hammer home the connection between faith and service?
  • Working on an educational social justice element to supplement service experiences?

CFJ draws on years of innovative programming and our team members’ widespread areas of expertise to provide unique consultation to Catholic parishes and schools.  And our ever-growing library is a great place to find resources for youth ministry, justice advocacy and the practice of faithjustice.

To arrange a visit to the CFJ, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Rocky Balsamo.

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