Faith and Social Justice Minor

Why Study Faith & Social Justice at Le Moyne?

The faith and social justice interdisciplinary minor provides interested students the opportunity to engage intellectually and practically the Jesuit emphasis on the service of faith and the promotion of justice. Through the exploration of various conceptions of faith, theoretical and religious perspectives on justice, social and political justice issues, and Catholic social thought, students will develop a deeper understanding of the relationship of faith and justice and their role in creating a more just society.


Students pursuing a minor in faith and social justice at Le Moyne College gain a rich, interdisciplinary
understanding of the various meanings of faith and social justice and a chance to investigate their impact on a variety of significant moral and social issues affecting the world. Students also explore the interconnections between faith and social justice and their own engagement with social justice concerns and actions as well as the potential impact on their chosen careers.

Who Can Benefit?

• Students of any major
• Students interested in attending graduate school
• Students who are interested in social or environmental justice 
• Those who want to gain a credential that complements their major and future careers (e.g., aspiring educators, lawyers, social entrepreneurs, journalists, medical practitioners, social workers)

Minor Requirements
THE 210Faith and the Religious and Theoretical Roots of Social Justice3
REL 425The Faith That Does Justice3
Select three of the following: (two of which must be outside of REL/THE; other courses may be added)9
Ecology and the Environment
Sustainability: Ecological Entrepreneurship
Economics of Crime and Punishment
Economics of Poverty
The World of the Other
Philosophy of Race
Power and Justice
History of Latin American Social Movements
Social Activism
War, Peace and Violence
New Testament
Religion,Conflict,Peace/African Context
Social Inequality
Poverty & Social Justice in Legal System
Catholic Theology
Catholic Social Thought
Total Credit Hours15