Soup with Substance

Inspired by the “roundtable discussions” of Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker Movement, Soup with Substance is a noontime presentation, on an issue related to social justice over a simple meal of soup and bread.

Each academic year Campus Ministry hosts nearly forty Soup with Substance Programs! If your Marquette University department or student organization has an idea for a Soup with Substance speaker or topic, please contact the Soup with Substance coordinator.

Soup with Substance

Along with Marquette University Campus Ministry, Soup with Substance is co-sponsored by the Office of Engagement & Inclusion, the Office of International Education, the Center for Peacemaking, and the Center for Urban Research, Teaching and Outreach.

At this time, Soup with Substance is meeting in person! Stay up to date with each week's location by following along on the Soup with Substance Instagram and Facebook pages.

Soup with Substance will continue to have a live virtual option each week as well. In order to receive an email with the correlating Microsoft Teams link, please sign up here for the Soup with Substance event/s you'd like to attend.

For questions or more information about Soup with Substance, contact Michael Werning.


Recordings of Past Events

Soup with Substance 12/8: Click here to watch the recording.

Margaret (Maggie) Nettesheim Hoffmann, associate director of career diversity for the Humanities Without Walls consortium and a Ph.D. candidate in history at Marquette, talks about the transformation of philanthropy in the United States during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. 


Soup with Substance 12/1: Click here to watch the recording.

Dr. Andrew Kim, director of the Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and associate professor of theology, talks about the spirituality of addiction and recovery.


Soup with Substance 11/17: Click here to watch the recording.

In light of the four Universal Apostolic Preferences, specifically "Caring for our Common Home," and Marquette's commitment to Sustainability, Chelsea Malacara, Marquette's Sustainability & Energy Management Coordinator, discussed the role and responsibility of higher education in the response to climate change.