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Justice Initiatives at Canisius College

Canisius College 
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208-1098

Center Name

  • Campus Ministry: Spirituality at Canisus: 

 Office for Community-Based Learning: http://www.canisius.edu/communitybasedlearning/

Other Service Opportunities for Students:

Post-Graduate Volunteers: http://www.canisius.edu/camp_minist/volunteer_service.asp

War and Peace Resources: http://www.canisius.edu/camp_minist/war_peace.asp

  • Catholic Social Teaching on Issues of War and Peace
  • Information on Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Useful links on peace movements 

Domestic Immersions: http://www.canisius.edu/camp_minist/service_trips.asp

  • Winter Service Week
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Alumni/Staff Trip to New Orleans

International Immersions: http://www.canisius.edu/camp_minist/service_trips.asp

  • Project Mexico
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • El Salvador
  • Poland
  • India

Important Links to Social Justice Programs:

Justice in Action Work Group: http://www.canisius.edu/justact/

Mission Statement: The Justice in Action (JIA) working group is comprised of students, faculty, staff and administration who work to coordinate, publicize, and develop initiatives that educate and promote awareness about justice issues. JIA will be focusing on immigration and environmental justice during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Justice in Action will promote and support campus activities and academic programs that respond to the Jesuit commitment to social justice by:

  • Coordinating and communication
  • Leading and education
  • Advising and influencing


  1. To be a clearinghouse for all justice-related activities/programs by creating, maintaining, and updating a justice database; serving as a center of awareness; assisting with communication and promotion of justice activities.
  2. To lead the march toward social justice by developing an annual theme; communicationg and promoting that theme; helping to educate and train students, faculty, and staff.
  3. To advise and influence strategic partners.

Fall 2010 Events

International Day of Peace Sept. 21

Social Justice Movies and Conversation

-         "Homelessness in American" and "The Devil Came on Horseback" Oct. 14

-         "One Border, One Body" and "Strangers No Longer" Nov. 3

-         "Las Posadas" Dec. 1

"No One's an Island: Struggling Together in the Sea of Injustice" social justice faith sharing group


Sleep Out in the Quad Oct. 14

-          Hunger Banquet

Campus Ministry's Newsletter on Peace and Justice

-         Spotlight on: Immigration Issues Sept. 2010

-         Spotlight on: Justice at Canisius Sept. 2010

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