Loyola University Maryland

Commitment to Justice

Text reading: 'Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education'Loyola University Maryland’s Commitment to Justice committee was founded in 2000, charged with helping implement Jesuit justice ideals.

We are thrilled to share with you the third edition of Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education, which responds to that charge and extends the goals of the first two editions by opening the discussion to members of the Loyola community. We asked them, “how do you live justice at Loyola?” The book is a discussion about how we might heed the calls from the Jesuit Superiors in their talks and help address the injustices we witness as we carry out our Jesuit mission to educate women and men for others.

“Living justice at Loyola requires a promise to question situations where people are left behind, and a commitment to use one’s talents to serve.”
– Rev. Brian Linnane, S.J., President Emeritus of Loyola University Maryland

“I remind students always that the purpose in life as a graduate from Loyola is simply this: to improve the world.”
– Amy Wolfson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Vice President of Academic Affairs

“Every one of us at Loyola is invited to do justice – to let justice be the way we think, speak, and act, every day, in the most humble and the most grand works that we are privileged to be able to carry forth.”
– June Ellis, Ph.D., Professor of English and Chair of the Commitment to Justice committee

Read the Introduction by Paola Pascual-Ferrá, Ph.D. and Allen Brizee, Ph.D. (PDF)

Upcoming Event

Mass Incarceration and Justice Panel

The U.S. leads the world in total number of incarcerated people. Baltimore city has an incarceration rate that is three times higher than the rest of Maryland, and high recidivism contributes to Baltimore’s cycle of poverty. How can Loyola, as a Jesuit, Catholic university anchored in Baltimore, support community partners who are committed to this work? Come hear from people who have experienced prison injustice and discuss how we may contribute to positive change in Baltimore. 

Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in-person and via Zoom

Mass Incarceration and Justice Panel webpage