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Peace and Justice Studies

Exploring the Social Conscience of Franciscan Faith

Interested in problems facing the world and attempts to work for social change? If so, then the Peace and Justice Studies program may be for you.

The program integrates a dynamic student culture outside the classroom with rigorous scholarship in the classroom. The program combines academic studies, theological reflection and community engagement to prepare students for civic leadership.

Students have the opportunity to promote peace and justice on campus and interact with leaders of the Indianapolis peace and justice community. The program prepares students to reflect upon the living relevance of Franciscan values.

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Social Justice Events

Students in the Peace and Justice Studies program both organize and participate in social justice events. For example, Peace and Justice Studies students have organized Global Peace and Justice Day, the Hunger Banquet, the Homeless Shanty Town, and the annual trip to the School of the Americas vigil. They have also participated in peace missions to the Middle East, peace conferences at the Indianapolis War Memorial, and leadership retreats at the Sisters of St. Francis Monastery in Oldenburg, Indiana.

Related Campus Organizations

  • Campus Ministry
  • Department of History and Social Sciences
  • Pax Christi
  • Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

Related Indianapolis Organizations

  • Community Faith and Labor Coalition
  • Indianapolis Peace Institution
  • Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center
  • International Interfaith Initiative
  • Peace Learning Center

For More Information

Donna Proctor, A.B.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology
Director of Peace and Justice Studies 
Oldenburg Hall, Room 112


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