Peace and Justice Initiatives
A Catholic university, as any university, is immersed in human society; as an extension of its service to the Church, and always within its proper competence, it is called on to become an ever more 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… If need be, a Catholic university must have the courage to speak uncomfortable truths which do not please public opinion, but which are necessary to safeguard the authentic good of society.
~Pope John Paul II: Ex corde Ecclesiae
ACCU has a long history of assisting Catholic colleges and universities as they courageously speak the “uncomfortable truths” about the need for justice in our cities, nation, and world. We are proud to offer a wide range of resources for our visitors who want to engage themselves and their communities in promoting social justice at home and around the world. Select from among our links on the left or below for more information and resources regarding peace and justice: