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This year’s Founder’s Week, one of the University’s premiere week-long annual events celebrating St. John’s Vincentian heritage, focused on the theme “Compassion Without Limits; Justice Across Borders.”
Education is one of society’s most effective tools for achieving social justice, said author and activist Jim Ziolkowski as he addressed more than 500 students, faculty, and administrators on September 23 as part of St. John’s University’s 20th Annual Founder’s Week.
St. John’s University is marking two decades of using service and education to help build a better world
Earlier this month, Mark L. Movsesian, the Frederick A. Whitney Professor of Contract Law and director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John's Law, gave a talk on Religious Freedom for Mideast Christians: Yesterday and Today before a standing-room-only audience at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX.
Religious freedom is a “fundamental right of man, reflecting his highest dignity” and “an indispensible condition for fully realizing human potential.”
The program responds to the need for more innovative ways to engage the branches of the Vincentian family and encourage them to work together on global, regional, and local levels to transform the lives of those living in poverty.
St. John’s community welcomed their new president, Conrado "Bobby" Gempesaw, Ph.D., on July 1 during a special Mass held in St. Thomas More Church.
On June 24, Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president of St. John's University, marked the end of his tenure by celebrating a special farewell mass at St. Thomas More Church.
Pope Francis received the participants in the Rome conference on “International Religious Liberty and the Global Clash of Values" hosted by St. John's Center for Law and Religion and Center for International and Comparative Law with the Department of Law at the Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta (LUMSA).
On June 20-21, 2014, the Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law and Center for Law and Religion will team with the Department of Law at the Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta (LUMSA) to present an academic conference, “International Religious Freedom and the Global Clash of Values.”

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