Fr. Ray Herman Peace and Justice Center

Welcome to the Fr. Ray Herman Peace and Justice Center

The Father Ray Herman Peace and Justice Center was established in 1982 in memory of Fr. Herman who was murdered in 1975 after thirteen years of serving the spiritual, medical and educational needs of Bolivia's poor.  His dedicated commitment to the Gospel message of justice and peace lives on in the center's mission to create a more decent, loving, just, and peaceful human community. 

Yearly Events:
  • Weekly Peace and Justice Discussion & Action Gatherings
  • Peace and Justice Week—In conjunction with the International Day of Peace, Loras plans a collaborative week that highlights the vast number of student groups that are working for Peace and Justice on local, national and international ways.
  • SustainabilityLoras’ Green Team consists of faculty, staff, and students that work together to promote environmentalism on a personal level, in the classroom, in our campus community, and beyond.
  • School of the Americas (SOA) Social Action Trip-- A trip to Ft. Benning, Georgia in mid-November to protest the School of the Americasrenamed WHINSEC.
  • Fair Trade CampaignAs a Fair Trade College, we serve Fair Trade coffee and tea, along with having a yearly Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade sale near Christmas. We continually work to expand our fair trade products and educate our campus & community on the importance of buying fair trade.
  • Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Social Action Trip - This trip combines the two “feet” of Catholic social engagement--direct service and social change. During this trip, the team serves the homeless and marginalized of the D.C. area in schools, soup kitchens, and other social service agencies; as well as make opportunities to lobby in Congressional offices and visit with those who do so professionally on behalf of the poor. The week ends with a retreat with Jonah House Faith and Resistance Community.
  • Global Awareness Week - Global Awareness Week focuses on making students and the community aware of everything going on around us. We are called to Be More by sharing the gifts God has given us as well as be stewards of God's creation both humanity and the environment.
  • Sponsored Speakers
  • Many other events and issues come up throughout the year.

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