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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

Commitment to Justice 2023 Panel: Employment Justice

Catholic social teaching recognizes the dignity of work and the rights of workers as fundamental to the human experience and necessary for a sustainable future. These principles call us to confront unjust systems that deny workers fair wages, safe and healthy working conditions, equitable treatment, and the right to form and join labor unions. Join us for a panel discussion featuring the voices of individuals and community partners challenging workplace discrimination and economic injustice. Together, we will consider Pope Francis’ appeal to reject an “economy of exclusion and inequality” and explore worker-led strategies for advancing employment justice. 

To ensure a seat, students should register ahead of time on the Bridge.

Please contact Marcia Wiedefeld at or with any questions.

Sponsored by Loyola’s Commitment to Justice Committee, Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Sellinger School, Campus Ministry, CCSJ, Modern Languages, CCLS, Global Studies, & Messina

Event will start at 4:00pm and goes to 5:30pm, 4th Floor Programming Room

Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in-person

Commitment to Justice 2023 Panel: Employment Justice

Contact Us

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