Global Citizens. Research-based Solutions. A Public Forum for Dialogue.
At Fairfield University's Center for Faith and Public Life (CFPL), our goals are to prepare students to be global citizens; generate research-based solutions to current social problems; and create a public forum for dialogue on issues where faith and public life intersect.
Anchored in Jesuit tradition and Catholic Social Teaching, CFPL is committed to advancing the Common Good by improving the social conditions to allow for the full flourishing of individuals and society.
Through multi-disciplinary academic research, engaged teaching, and events, the Center offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in service learning and immersion experiences, and faculty to creatively develop their classes to have the most impact on real world situations.
The mission-critical work taking place at the Center for Faith & Public Life (CFPL) only happens with the generous support of people like you!
We hope you will join with us this year as we seek to create future citizens of quality, especially good global citizens of tomorrow!
Fairfield University's Center for Faith and Public Life (CFPL), anchored in Jesuit tradition and Catholic Social Teaching, is committed to advancing the Common Good by improving the social conditions to allow for the full flourishing of individuals and society.
Through multi-disciplinary academic research, engaged teaching, events, publications, and other initiatives the Center seeks to:
At the heart of the CFPL's mission is to prepare Fairfield students to become compassionate global citizens, able to put their knowledge into action in support of social good.
Recognized as a major contributor to the national debate on migration policy, CFPL has successfully led research projects that provide insight to the nuanced challenges for undocumented students in higher education. With the support of our communities, we are helping to shape a new model for constructive dialogue on contentious issues within a faith-based framework.
Through annual lectures and public events, CFPL is a catalyst for thinking and debating issues of critical importance that demonstrate the role that faith plays in public life.
Along with Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) of Fairfield County, the Center annually hosts a Communion Breakfast for Business Leaders, with a Mass followed by a breakfast, a keynote speaker, and a member of the community who is honored with a leadership award.
The 2016 event, taking place Sunday, November 6, will feature Dr. John Murphy, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Western Connecticut Health Network as well as honored guest and recipient of the CAPP Business Award, Gail T. Berardino. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets to the breakfast.
Meet the staff at the Center for Faith & Public Life (CFPL).