Coordinator: Professor Mahmoud T. Arani
The peace and justice minor is an interdisciplinary program of studies designed to prepare students to be responsible critics of contemporary society and effective agents for positive social transformation. The minor draws on the strengths of our college faculty in areas such as religion, international relations, ethics, social analysis, community service, human rights and social responsibility. The minor has three goals: to create peacemakers, to explore visions of a just society, and to develop positive citizens.
The minor embraces the mission of Saint Michael’s College: “to enhance human dignity and advance human culture in light of the Catholic faith.” It also continues the legacy of the Society of Saint Edmund, the founding religious community of our college, to give a voice to the voiceless in our community and in our world.