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Social Justice Education

Climate march

Get involved in action that seeks to bring about peace and justice in the world, learn about Catholic Social Teaching, and social justice advocacy. Campus Ministry sponsors Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in the fall semester, Advocacy Week in the spring Semester, and the CRS Ambassadors Program Program as a means to educate the Villanova community on current local and global issues.


For more information on Social Justice Education efforts, contact William Stehl (610-519-5179).

Philadelphia Area Social Justice Internship

PASJI 2020

The Philadelphia Area Social Justice Internship (PASJI) is sponsored by the Center for Peace and Justice Education and the Campus Ministry Center for Service and Social Justice.  The program provides Villanova undergraduates an opportunity to do social justice work in the greater Philadelphia region over the summer, accompanied by opportunities for shared reflections among the student cohort. 

Internship information can be found here.  The 2020 internship will run from June 8-August 8, 2020.    

Check out a reflection by 2019 Intern, Lailany!

If you have questions, reach out to Kate or Will!  

Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

Ignatian Family Teach-In Logo

The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked.

The IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989.

Students participate in the Ignatian Family Teach-In to learn about current social justice issues, spend time in fellowship, reflection, and prayer, and then advocate on Capitol Hill.

Campus Ministry works in collaboration with Villanova’s Center for Peace & Justice Education, which offers an academic interdisciplinary program on topics of world peace and social justice as well as sponsors student groups affiliated with specific issues of justice.

The CPJE interdisciplinary academic program provide students with a diverse look the issues through a lense of peace and social justice.  The CPJE course offerings are open to all students across the university, and students may choose to major or minor in Peace and Justice Studies