Welcome to the Website of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society!

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The Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York is an academic center which:

  • promotes a worldview based on the life and teaching of St. Vincent de Paul;
  • conducts and disseminates research on poverty, social justice, and religion and science;
  • connects the University with the Church and the community through service and educational programs.

We invite you to participate in our events and research and to make use of the resources we've developed to promote Vincent's Way in your department, parish, and community.


View/Download Our Brochure
Brochure of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society

VinCenter 2.0

Beyond Accommodations: Embracing Persons with Disabilities- Mark Shriver presentation

Click here to listen to Mark Shriver's speech.

(part of our Occasional Conferences series)

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)