Center for Peace and Justice Education

Welcome to the Center for Peace & Justice Education. We are an interdisciplinary academic program, informed by the Catholic social tradition, that focuses on issues of social justice and peace. Our curriculum is challenging and innovative, and attracts some of Villanova's finest faculty and students.

We welcome donations to the Center to carry out the mission of the University by contributing to the search for world peace and social justice through education rooted in the Jewish and Christian traditions generally, and Catholic Social Teaching in particular. Come check us out!

About the Center for Peace and Justice Education

The Center for Peace & Justice Education is a member of the College of Arts and Sciences as well as a division of the Office for Mission and Ministry.

The academic program in Peace & Justice, open to all students in the University, offers an interdisciplinary approach to topics of world peace and social justice. The course of study provides students with an opportunity to study the rich tradition of Catholic social teaching as applied to the complex problems of our time.

Courses focus on the components of a moral and just society, reflect on the alternative models for socially responsible resolution of injustice and conflict, and provide opportunities to learn the necessary skills for peacemaking. Most peace and justice courses meet requirements of the core curriculum. Students in each of the schools and colleges of the university can complete a minor or concentration in Peace & Justice.

The Center for Peace & Justice Education also coordinates programming and opportunities for active engagement within and beyond the Villanova community.  The Center houses a variety of student organizations, sponsors numerous lectures and films, and presents annual awards for outstanding work in peace and justice.

Mission Statement

The Center explicitly carries out the Catholic and Augustinian mission of the University by contributing to the search for world peace and social justice through education rooted in the Jewish and Christian traditions generally, and Catholic Social Teaching in particular. Through its various components, the Center strives to help students understand the essential elements of a moral and just society; reflect on the alternative models for socially responsible resolution of injustice and conflict, and learn the necessary skills to be peacemakers.

Components of the Center

  • Interdisciplinary Academic Program in Peace & Justice.
  • Education in Peace and Justice issues through Student Organizations.
  • Education of faculty, staff, students and the local community in peace and justice issues through speakers, forums, workshops and films.
  • The development of skills through training and experience to effectively participate in the process of building a more just, compassionate and peaceful global society.
  • Publication of the Journal for Peace and Justice Studies.


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Center for
Peace & Justice Education

Villanova University
Corr Hall, 106
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
cpje@villanova.edu
Ph: [610] 519-4499
Fx: [610] 519-4496

Learn | Serve | Act

Learn | Serve | Act

Departments across the University have collaborated to list opportunities to learn, serve, and act for justice both on and off campus. Click on the hands and check out the opportunities.