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Franciscan Studies, Theology, and Applied Ethics

History of the Goals

The fullest and most far-reaching expression of how the institution has articulated the vision of Franciscan values which was lived by its founding brothers came in the fall of 1991. After some time of reflection the President, Fr. Christian Oravec, proposed a series of "Goals of Franciscan Higher Education at Saint Francis College," which "Saint Francis College...strives to incorporate...into the life and work of the community." These goals were in turn immediately and fully embraced by the administration and faculty and would eventually become the basis for the revised program of general education inaugurated at Saint Francis College in 1993 and implemented with the entering freshman class of 1994. The goals were revised for the Fall 2021 semester to reflect subtle, yet powerful, refinements (aggiornamento) of the original goals.

Learn more about The Goals of Franciscan Higher Education.

Nicholas Kristof at the New York Times

Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for The New York Times since 2001, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who writes op-ed columns that appear twice a week.

For a list of all of his articles go to this page and scroll down. At the bottom of that page is a search box that will search all of his articles.

His most recent articles:

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The stated mission of Sojourners: "We  is seek to inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world."

The link below will take you to their website where you will find many journal articles, blog posts, and other information.