Brother Luke Salm Religious Education Workshop

The Office for Mission and Ministry is pleased to announce the return of in-person workshops!


Please mark it on your calendar now. Registration will open the week of August 8.

A few of the topics that the 2022 workshop will include:

Jesus Christ: The Role Model for Spiritual Accompaniment

The Mental Health Challenges of Gen Z: Practical Implications for the Religion Classroom, Campus Ministry, and the Educational Community

Building Back Our School’s Culture: The Ministerial Challenges of the Post Covid Reality

Wisdom from Our Lasallian Heritage: Connecting to the Research from the Springtide Institute

Creating New Pathways: Insights on Evangelization from the 46th General Chapter and III AIMEL (International Assembly)

For information please contact Maryann Donohue-Lynch

Part II
Educating for Witness

A Conversation with Dr. Josh Packard,
Springtide Research Institute

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Prior to joining the conversation, please view his presentation on this research or you may order the report here.

Dr. Josh Packard was a keynote presenter at the recent Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators (LASSCA). He presented the findings from this special edition of the 2021 report The State of Religion & Young People: Catholic Edition. The data reveals how young Catholics today are serious about engaging and exploring their faith but in ways that look quite different from prior generations.

Presenter: Dr. Josh Packard, Springtide Research Institute

Part I
Educating for Witness

Experiencing the Reign of God
Building New Paths to Transform Lives

March 21, 2022

Join with your fellow Lasallians to hear this engaging presentation and consider how we can continue to build new paths to transform the lives of the young people we accompany. Lasallian Educators are signs of the action and presence of the Reign of God in the world today. We will explore this vocational call through three movements: 1) Gabriel Drolin: An Educator in Faith 2) Lasallian Cultural Wealth: Uncover and Recover 3) The Arc of Lasallian Education: An evolving Praxis

Presenter: Brother Ernest J. Miller, FSC, D. Min

LukeSalmAbout the Brother Luke Salm Religious Education Workshops

The goal of this annual workshop is to enhance and support the Christian education and evangelization of the young by providing professional development for and accompaniment to the District’s Religious Studies instructors, Campus Ministers, and other Lasallian educators.

Named in memory and honor of Luke Salm, a Brother of the Christian Schools and a theologian, he was the first non-ordained person in the Catholic Church to receive a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD). He ministered in religious and theological education at Manhattan College for over 40 years. He played a significant role in drafting The Brothers of the Christian Schools: A Declaration, a seminal text from the 39th General Chapter following Vatican II for renewal of the Brother’s vocation and the Lasallian educational mission. Lovingly known as “one of the Lasallian giants, his very ‘presence brightened everything’ and his devotion as brother, teacher, and friend inspired and taught many, not only ‘the road to heaven,’ but the pathway toward a more full and glorious life” (William Mann, FSC).

Previous Workshops

2019 – One Heart. One Commitment. One Life.

2017 – The Growing Trend of Disaffiliated Young Catholics

2016 – Lasallian Education: Evangelizing and Catechizing in a Community of Welcome

2015 – The Radical Good News of the Gospel: Evangelizing Youth Today

2014 – Huether Conference on Evangelization and Catechesis

2013Fostering Faith in Adolescence: A New Map for Changing Territory

2012The Multi-Cultural Realities of Evangelization and Catechesis

2011Sharing Faith: The Lasallian Vision of Christian Education

2010Evangelization and Catechesis in the 21st Century

“The Lasallian school is to be a living community where young people, coming from different social (ethnic, religious) and family backgrounds, educate one another by mutual understanding and respect, openness of mind in dialogue, acceptance of the uniqueness and limitations of each, growth in spirit of service, and the practice of justice and charity.”

— The Brother of the Christian Schools in the World Today: A Declaration, 1967