Cover of Journal for Peace and Justice Studies

Journal for Peace and Justice Studies


The Center for Peace and Justice Education is a member of the College of Arts and Sciences at Villanova University. The program in Peace & Justice, open to all students in the University, offers an interdisciplinary approach to topics of world peace and social justice. The course of study provides students with an opportunity to study the rich tradition of Catholic social teaching as applied to the complex problems of our time.

Courses focus on the components of a moral and just society, reflect on the alternative models for socially responsible resolution of injustice and conflict, and provide opportunities to learn the necessary skills for peacemaking. Most peace and justice courses meet requirements of the core curriculum requirements. Students in each of the schools and colleges of the university can complete a minor or concentration in Peace & Justice.