Vincentian Chair of Social Justice

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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.” University scholars and research fellows collaborate with the Vincentians in their charism “to evangelize the poor” and encourage efforts to build a society based on Gospel values and the Vincentian tradition.

Food for Thought

Catholic universities will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. This responsibility begins within the academic community but it also finds application beyond it.

Pope John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (40)