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The Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York is an academic center

  • promoting a worldview based on the life and teaching of St. Vincent de Paul;
  • conducting and disseminating research on poverty, social justice, and religion and science;
  • connecting the University with the Church and the community through service and educational programs.

The Vincentian Chair of Social Justice was established in 1994 in response to the recommendation Pope John Paul II made to the delegates of the Congregation of the Mission’s 37th General Assembly in Rome (1986): “to search out more than ever with boldness, humility and skill the causes of poverty and encourage short and long term solutions.”

We invite you to participate in our events and research and to make use of the resources we’ve developed to promote Vincent’s Way in your department, parish, and community.