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Advocacy and Social Justice

The Iona College Office of Mission and Ministry is dedicated to building a community of faith and compassion.

As a college in the Catholic and Christian Brother traditions, Iona prizes the values of peace and social justice, so integral to this heritage. For over 30 years Iona College has chosen the time period following Veterans Day to dedicate academic and co-curricular attention to peacemaking. This annual observance honors the self-less dedication of veterans for the cause of peace, freedom, and justice. Each year the college chooses a theme for its Week of the Peacemaker and through lectures and activities coveys this theme in diverse and dynamic ways. Past themes have included: Global Hunger, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, and the Environment.

Past "Week of the Peacemaker" Topics
2018 Homeland (In)Security: Immigrants and America
2017 Self+Other+Earth=A Formula for our Future
2016 #JustDemocracy
2015 Building Bridges of Understanding and Respect across Race, Religion and Gender
2014 Poverty, Power, and Privilege: Seeking Peace While Working for Justice and Equality
2013 Swords to Plowshares: Seeking Peace in a Violent World
2012 The Impact of Social Media
2011 Got Work? Seeking Jobs With Justice
2010 Advocacy: Speaking Out for Justice
2009 Economic Nightmare or Wake-up Call? Re-imagining the American Dream
2008 Health Care Why Should I Care?
2007 SOS for Planet Earth Calling for a Just and Sustainable World
2006 Coming to America Walls or Bridges?