Vincentian Chair of Social Justice

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Goals of the Vincentian Chair

The Vincentian Chair of Social Justice pursues the following goals:

  1. Social Justice and Poverty. Focus attention on social injustice and poverty as affronts to the dignity of the human person and the common good.
  2. Catholic Social Thought. Serve as a catalyst and convenor for reflection on and formation in Catholic Social Thought.
  3. Vincentian Research Fellows Program. Create within the University through the Fellows Program an active, interdisciplinary community of research and practice where faculty bring their academic expertise to bear on issues of poverty and justice.
  4. Collaboration for the Common Good. Structure specific convenings and programs on justice for academics, religious leaders, community representatives and service providers.
  5. Vincentian Identity. Encourage the University community to communicate “Vincentian” in various modalities, including visual arts, curricula and research.

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)