Vincentian Center Mission

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The Vincentian Center for Church and Society serves as a clearinghouse for and developer of Vincentian information, poverty research, social justice resources, and as an academic/cultural programming Center. It sponsors the Vincentian Chair of Social Justice, the Institute on Poverty Studies, and Religion and Science Dialogue. While many of its activities relate the University to local communities and the Church of Metropolitan New York, the Center also supports specialized projects linking it nationally and globally.

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)