About Us

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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.

Partnership with Catholic Relief Services: In May 2005, Villanova University entered into a formal partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) for the purposes of promoting global solidarity through education, research, service, and advocacy.

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the U.S. to assist the poor and disadvantaged outside the U.S.. It now works in 99 countries around the world. It is motivated by the Gospel as it pertains to the alleviation of human suffering, the development of people and the fostering of charity and justice in the world. The policies and programs of the agency reflect and express the social teaching of the Catholic Church It assists persons on the basis of need not creed, race or nationality.

The Greater Philadelphia Higher Education Peace and Justice Consortium

Other University Peace and Justice Centers