— Pope John Paul II, Ex corde Ecclesiae
Catholic Social Teaching is central to our faith. It is rooted in our commitment to the poor and vulnerable and is founded on the life and words of Jesus Christ. Catholic Social Teaching is about building a society based on justice and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of society.
ACCU offers a wide range of resources for Catholic college and university administrators, faculty, and students who want to promote social justice using the themes of Catholic Social Teaching (CST) as their guide. We publish a monthly newsletter and Peace and Justice blog, featuring recent news of Catholic higher education peace and justice-related initiatives, including events taking place at member institutions. To subscribe to the monthly newsletter, please contact ACCU.
Over the past three years, ACCU and Catholic Relief Services (CRS), have offered Global Solidarity Grants of up to $3,000 to ACCU member institutions to facilitate creative projects that advance Catholic mission through global solidarity. The selected projects are innovative and high-impact, combining prayer, spiritual development, and the examination of values with educational objectives. Find more information on our Funding Opportunities page.
Mission Leadership Institute
Leaders in Catholic Higher Ed
Journal of Catholic Higher Ed
Catholic Identity Mission Assessment
Strengthening Catholic Identity
Catholic Intellectual Tradition