Namesake History

Bishop Murphy perhaps best exemplified the life of working for justice within the Biblical imperative for social change. After a lifetime of working, preaching, and service, Bishop Murphy left us a legacy of hope. Deep in that hope is a command to keep going forward, praying thoughtfully and loving deeply.

In 2002, fourteen courageous religious communities came together “to listen to God speaking in human words.” These men and women created the mandate that we be people of a loving God who insists that we live the Beatitudes in our everyday lives. And so, the 16 communities represented, engages in education, dialogue, advocacy, and action. We initiate conversations and inspire actions regarding the most important issues of our time. This includes working towards alternatives to war, immigration issues, ending human trafficking and the death penalty.

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