Continuing Justice Work with the Be the Light Family

Checklist: Think about what you’re going to say later today. We’ll invite you up to talk for 2 minutes or less about what your project is. Use this time to open a Word document, and reflect on the following prompt: Please write a short script for yourself...

Salvation Begins With a Baby

by Stephen Chanderbhan, Co-Director At Christmas, we celebrate the Incarnation – God becoming man. Our faith teaches that God the Son becomes man to bring salvation to humankind and show us the way to the Father through His ministry, death, and resurrection. It starts...

Thanksgiving Reflections on Immigrants and Refugees

By Darby Ratliff, Co-Director It’s been almost three weeks since the Be the Light team ventured to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ). Every year, the Teach-In brings together thousands of students, faculty, staff, and other social justice-oriented...

Life after Be the Light 2018

By Dana Macchia Be the Light 2018 was a week-long experience of kinship, solidarity, and immersion. BTLI was incredibly blessed to have had 23 engaged high school students from around the world. Watching students desire to learn about justice while developing...

Welcome!

Welcome to the blog of the Be the Light Youth Theology Institute at Canisius College! Here, you can find thoughts from our participants, student leaders, staff members, and, perhaps even guest posts from friends of the Institute. Be the Light started in 2015 when...