Loyola University Maryland

Commitment to Justice

Book CoverLoyola 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 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

Tuesday, October 1 : Baltimore Health Justice in Action

In 2012, Rev. Fred Kammer, S.J., declared that “Those who stand with the poor are to erect structures of social, economic, and health care justice.” So, too, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stated in 2017 that health care is a fundamental human right, one which we all share and which we have a duty to promote for the common good. As a Jesuit, Catholic university anchored in Baltimore, how does Loyola leverage its resources in a responsible, collaborative way to support community partners who are committed to this work? Come hear personal and community stories about health care justice and join in discussions on how we all may contribute to positive change in Baltimore.

Sponsored by Loyola's Commitment to Justice, the Office of the VPAA, Campus Ministry, CCSJ, the Pre-Health Society, and Messina

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., 4th Floor Program Room

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