Campus Ministry

Peace and Justice

"Preach the gospel.
If necessary, use words."

-St. Francis of Assisi

Rooted in the peacemaking of St. Francis of Assisi and tenets of Catholic Social Teaching, Alvernia University is committed to promoting peace both locally and abroad.  Campus Ministry strives to bring awareness to Alvernia's campus of pressing issues in our world that threaten human dignity and peaceful co-existence.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to ask challenging questions, seek solutions for societal injustices, and demand peace in the face of violence and justice in the face of inequality.  Many programs are offered through Campus Ministry both to educate campus about issues of peace and justice and to empower others to take social action.

Peace and Justice Events - Fall 2017

September 24, 2017 - End Slavery – Mass
7:00 PM Veronica Hall Chapel

Dedicate Sunday, September 24 to share about God’s desire to use your church to bring hope and freedom to every enslaved and abused child, woman and man on earth, until all are free.

Slavery still exists

God has a plan to end it.

September 28, 2017 -  Racial Wealth and Income Gap
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Information table at the SC and BH

By one measure, U.S. income inequality is the highest it’s been since 1928 — come out and learn more about the unequal distribution of household or individual income across the various participants in our economy.

October 25, 2017 - Romero Film
6:00 PM – 8:15 PM SC Private Dining Room

The film, Romero, has become a classic in its depiction of a modern hero of social justice. In the film, set in the late 1970's, the civil war in El Salvador is heating up. This film guide provides a process for engaging viewers in reflection and discussion on the themes of Catholic Social Teaching evident in the movie.

November 17, 2017 - Interactive Experience: To Be a Refugee
Time: TBD Quad

November 22, 2017- International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In the Time of the Butterflies Film
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM SC Crusader Café

December 1, 2017 - Is Marriage Equality a Civil Right?
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Information table at the SC and BH

Peace and Justice

St. Francis Inn
Students at the St. Francis Inn

Matthew Works
"Homeless Man as a Work of Art"
by Matthew Works
Vigil for Haiti
Vigil for Haiti, February 2010

Alvernia students at the SOA Protest

Romero Center
Students at the Romero Center, April 2010

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