Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’ —Martin Luther King, Jr.
Inspired by Catholic Social Teaching and dedicated to a “faith that does justice,”
Campus Ministry engages students in social justice related activities through immersion experiences, advocacy trips, speakers, workshops, and much more!
Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
- Human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.
Call to Family, Community and Participation
- We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
Rights and Responsibilities
- Human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met.
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
- A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. We must put the needy first.
Dignity and Rights of Workers
- The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation.
- We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers and sisters keepers, wherever they may be.
Care for Creation
- We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is a requirement of our faith and has moral and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored.
Promotion of Peace
- Peace is a positive, action-oriented concept. It is the fruit of justice and is dependent upon right order among human beings.