Answering the Call to Compassion: Gloria Luna

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Gloria Luna, 28

Director, Office of Social Advocacy, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Miami, Florida

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-How would you describe your job/leadership role (one phrase)?

The work of the Office of Social Advocacy brings Catholic Social Teaching to thousands of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Miami and provides action opportunities to live out Catholic Social Mission. The work is energizing and many times humbling.

-What one or two things most motivated you to get involved?

I have been passionate about peace and justice since I was a little girl. I was born in El Salvador and witnessed the atrocities of war there. God instilled in me a deep sense of the sanctity of life. Also there have been countless hard-working people in Texas, Kentucky, Florida, and Haiti whose drive to change the world inspire me... They struggle to make ends meet daily, yet have such faith in change that they remain active and keep working, regardless of the obstacles. Those folks feed my soul and keep me going.

-As you think about your work and/or your participation in the body of Christ, what's your biggest passion?

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Sojourners Magazine June 2008
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