Our Mission in the CFJ
We challenge and support students as they deepen their spiritual lives, pursue justice and promote pluralism.
As a Jesuit Catholic University we are committed to deepen our recognition of the sacred and pursue the common good. In a community forged from diversity, the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice challenges and supports Xavier's diverse constituents as they pursue these complimentary ends. Through faith formation, education for social change and dialogue, we seek to equip students to live in a diverse world where faith matters and justice is imperative. Inspired by Ignatian spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching, the Center is built on the invitation to find God in all things and the principles of solidarity and the common good. The doors of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice are open to all.
In pursuit of our mission, we challenge and support students as they:
- Deepen their spiritual lives and create communities of practice
- Respond to today's complex social problems and to become agents of social transformation
- Build relationships, with diverse constituents, anchored in an appreciation of shared values, difference and common action
We do this by facilitating:
- Support and resources for faith development to students of diverse religious and philosophical traditions
- Education through community action and social analysis
- Liturgy, prayer services and faith sharing groups
- Exploration of the intersection of faith and justice
- Dialogue amongst diverse constituents about complex social issues
- Reflection and discernment
- Leadership development for ministry and the common good