About 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 people entrusted to our care by providing professional and vocational 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).
2023 – Reconnecting • Renewing • Responding
2022 – To Teach as Jesus Did: Educating for the reign of God
2021 – Part I, Educating for Witness, Experiencing the Reign of God, Building New Paths to Transform Lives (with Brother Ernest Miller); Part II, Educating for Witness, A Conversation (with Dr. Josh Packard, Springtide Research Institute)
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
2013 – Fostering Faith in Adolescence: A New Map for Changing Territory
2012 – The Multi-Cultural Realities of Evangelization and Catechesis
2011 – Sharing Faith: The Lasallian Vision of Christian Education
2010 – Evangelization 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