Arrupe Scholars Program

Commitment to Social Justice

  • A commitment to social justice entails the formation of an ethic of social action that embodies Rev. Arrupe’s ideal of “a commitment to promote justice and to enter into solidarity with the voiceless and the powerless. The humanism of today’s Jesuit University is not one that removes young men or women from life but one that prepares them to take their place in life with conviction that their talents are not talents until they are directed to help other people, until they have become genuinely men and women for others.
  • A commitment to social justice is the full, fair, and equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet the needs of each individual member.
  • Social justice involves individuals with a deep understanding of their own agency, as well as a personal sense of social responsibility toward and with others and society as a whole.

  • Social justice includes a vision of society in which the distribution of resources is fair and relatively equitable, and all members are physically, spiritually, and psychologically safe and secure.