Social Justice

In 1975, as its 32nd General Congregation, the religious order declared, “The mission of the Society of Jesus today is the service of faith, of which the promotion of justice is an absolute requirement.”

This belief that the Christian faith demands a commitment to justice. This means confronting the structures of our world that perpetuate poverty and injustice. As the religious order declared at its 32nd General Congregation in 1975:

This mission takes many forms, including works of service, justice, dialogue, and advocacy around the world. And it is not without cost: more than 45 Jesuits have been killed for their work. 

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Celebrating The Lives Of The Jesuit Martyrs

Members of the Le Moyne community joined their peers from Jesuit colleges and universities around the world in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits at the Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador. The men, along with their housekeeper and her daughter, were killed by members of the Salvadoran Army during the nation’s civil war.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Marching For The Planet

"This event was an opportunity for Le Moyne students to become activists, to take part in a larger cause, and it was immensely gratifying to see so many of our students dedicate their time and energies to this,” said Tanner, who likened it to protests of the war in Vietnam in the 1960s and 70s. “It is important for all of our students to understand that by getting involved, they can make a difference.”

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Vigil For Ferguson

Following the Nov. 24 announcement about the grand jury's decision not to indict the officer involved with the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., several student clubs -- including Amnesty, Sociology, Bond, POWER and Alpha Sigma Nu -- led a campus-wide vigil in support of the people of Ferguson.

Social Justice at Le Moyne

Tunnel of Oppression

Racism. Homophobia. Sexism. Classism. Mental Illness. Religious persecution. Sexual Assault. Domestic Violence.

I refuse to be stagnant in an environment that expects me to assimilate to a society that does not allow me access to happiness.

Justin E. Snell, Undergraduate Intern, Wellness Center for Health & Counseling