Preparing Global Citizens


A Day of Solidarity and Fundraising for the Philippines

Our day of solidarity and fundraising was very successful thanks to your support.  We raised $5,390 for the Disaster Response and Management (DReaM) Team at the Jesuit-founded Ateneo University in Manila  Typhoon Haiyan (also called Typhoon Yolanda) hit the Philippines on Nov. 8 and was possibly one of the most violent storms ever to reach landfall. On November 22, 2013, Fairfield's Center for Faith and Public Life organized a major effort through the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) to help the 9.5 million Filipinos affected.

Dialogue on Syria

The Dialogue on Syria took place on Nov. 14, 2013 at Fairfield University, sponsored by the Muslim Student Association and Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) which is housed in the Center for Faith and Public Life. 
The civil war in Syria has its roots in sectarian loyalties, fueled by an autocratic dictator and neighboring countries with diverging agendas. The result of the almost-three-year conflict has been a laundry list of humanitarian crises: an enormous refugee problem, deaths due to lack of food and medicine, reports of torture, and the use of chemical weapons. This dialogue helped increase awareness and deepened the discussion about one of the most pressing humanitarian emergencies in the world today.  Check out the videos, below for talks by some of our experts:

Marcie Patton :
Silvia Marsans-Sakly -
David McFadden:
Gary Shaye -
Iman Jebara:
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