Education for Justice

As a Jesuit university founded on the Gospel, the University of Scranton is committed to "the service of faith and the promotion of justice." A significant dimension of this commitment is "A Faith that Does Justice," a concern with how social, political, and economic structures impact individuals and groups, especially the impoverished and the less powerful, as well as the environment. 

Education for Justice enables us to reflect on the meaning of justice; makes us aware of injustice in our society and throughout the world, and of efforts being made to remedy injustice; and introduces us to various methods of analysis, so that we may be able to respond.

2014-15 Annual Theme: Torture

The Education for Justice advisory board has selected the theme of “Torture” for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2297) states “Torture which uses physical or moral violence to extract confessions, punish the guilty, frighten opponents, or satisfy hatred is contrary to respect for the person and for human dignity.” Thirty years ago, the international community took a stand against torture when the Convention Against Torture was adopted by the United Nations.

Unfortunately, many Catholics, Americans, and countries that have signed on to the ban have continued to employ or support torture against their own people and against people of other nations.

We ask you to consider: Where do you stand on torture?

Click the link for our annual theme to see how you might get involved.