Welcome to the Website of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society!

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

  • promotes a worldview based on the life and teaching of St. Vincent de Paul;
  • conducts and disseminates research on poverty, social justice, and religion and science;
  • connects the University with the Church and the community through service and educational programs.

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.

 

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Brochure of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society

VinCenter 2.0

Coughlin's 2007 Poverty Conference Keynote Address

(part of our Poverty Conferences series)

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)