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Mission

Rooted in God’s inclusive love, the Center for Social Concerns transforms hearts and minds by enacting Catholic Social Tradition through community-engaged research, teaching, and learning for the sake of justice and the common good.

Welcome

Welcome to the Center for Social Concerns, an interdisciplinary institute dedicated to justice education, common good research, and innovative community collaboration. For more than four decades the center’s beloved community of faculty, students, and partners have worked to affirm and ensure the dignity and wellbeing of all people—especially the marginalized—and to promote flourishing communities both locally and globally through a mix of moral inquiry and action.

Catholic social tradition (CST) is our abiding touchstone as we work to tackle the world’s most pressing social concerns from sustainability to racial injustice to housing inequality to food insecurity. CST is a call to action for all who aspire to a more just world. It offers a way of seeing, being, and doing that pushes us beyond mere moral imagination, insists upon moral courage, and demands moral action. Join us as we partner to tackle the world’s most intractable social problems in solidarity with those most impacted.

Suzanne Shanahan, Ph.D.

Leo and Arlene Hawk Executive Director, Center for Social Concerns

 

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Upcoming Events

December 2021

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Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 4:00pm
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Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:00pm

January 2022

10
Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 4:00pm
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Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 4:00pm
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Information Session | Social Concerns Seminars
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 4:00pm