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Centers and Institutes

The Office of Mission and Ministry is charged with promoting Seton Hall's Catholic mission.  We work to infuse Catholic values, faith and intellectual heritage throughout the University and help promote the University's efforts at developing servant leaders. Among the many mission-driven and mission-enhancing initiatives, the following deserve special mention:

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Bernard J. Lonergan Institute

The Bernard J. Lonergan Institute promotes Lonergan's teaching that an intimate knowledge of one's own mind can open the door to an even broader scope of knowledge. It offers a variety of lectures, programs and conferences based on theology, interdisciplinary philosophy and economics.

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The Catholic Center for Family Spirituality

The mission of the Catholic Center for Family Spirituality is to focus on the spiritual, theological, and pastoral dimensions of family life. Inspired by the life and spirituality of Pope John Paul II, our activities and events are designed to reflect on the family as the "Church in miniature" and explore ways to meet the challenges and stresses associated with modern family life. Our cornerstone activity, the William J. Toth Summer Institute for Family Spirituality, offers graduate level courses in the Catholic tradition, at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology (Seton Hall's South Orange Campus), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish (Ridgewood) and Our Lady of Mercy (Jersey City).

Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership

The Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership promotes openness to God's call in both the academic life and common life of the University to support the overall mission of forming students as servant leaders for today's world.

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Center for Catholic Studies

Founded at Seton Hall in1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public.

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Center for Diaconal Formation

Created by Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology as part of the Institute for Christian Spirituality, the Center is designed to provide graduate-level intellectual formation for permanent diaconate candidates.

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Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry offers programs and events for students aimed at spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We help to create a campus environment that fosters spiritual, moral, liturgical and sacramental development in our students.

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College Seminary - St. Andrew's Hall

Students live and participate in seminary activities at St. Andrew's Hall, a Tudor Revival building located several blocks from the main campus of Seton Hall. The seminary building combines student rooms, common areas, and a private chapel to further the development of each student.

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The Division of Volunteer Efforts seeks to raise awareness of social injustice through service to others.  We seek to affirm the dignity of all people by visiting nursing homes, working with disabled children, volunteering at soup kitchens and through numerous other activities.

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The GK Chesterton Institute for Faith and Culture

The GK Chesterton Institute promotes G.K. Chesterton's call for a deepened moral and social imagination through conferences, lecture series, research, writing and through publication of the journal, The Chesterton Review.

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Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology

The Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology (ICSST) is the graduate school of theology of Seton Hall University and the major seminary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. ICSST admits both seminarians studying for the Catholic priesthood and lay students.

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Institute for Christian Spirituality

The Institute for Christian Spirituality was created to provide a premier center where those already in ministry, or those considering a vocation in ministry, may obtain a solid foundation in their faith, learn effective skills in pastoral ministry and leadership, and be given tools for discernment and spiritual growth - all in an atmosphere of collaboration and camaraderie.

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The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies

The Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies is a leading center of expertise committed to the mission of developing, encouraging and increasing the collaborative peace-building efforts of Jewish and Christian scholars, theologians, educators and students.  Established in 1953 at Seton Hall University, we are the oldest academic institution in the world dedicated to Catholic-Jewish relations and founder of the only Jewish-Christian Studies graduate program in the United States.  This graduate program has become a model for eliminating prejudice through understanding, and we have awarded more than $1 million in scholarship aid to students from around the world.  In partnership with Seton Hall University, we are helping to unite and empower a new, globally diverse generation of Jews and Christians who are dedicated to exploring and promoting their shared values, practices, traditions and peaceful pursuits.

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Edwin R. Lewinson Center for the Study of Labor

The Lewinson Center for the Study of Labor, Inequality, and Social Justice cultivates scholarship, pedagogy, and public outreach in accordance with the legacy of our namesake, the civil rights pioneer Edwin R. Lewinson. With an eye on the issues of our current day as well as our diverse histories, we foster dialogues about injustice of many forms, including—but not limited to—class, race, labor, gender, sexuality, age, and ideology.

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Micah Institute for Business and Economics

Seton Hall University's Micah Institute for Business and Economics operates under the aegis of the Center for Catholic Studies.  Its mission is to introduce faculty, students, and the business community to the Catholic perspective on business and economic life. 

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Sister Rose Thering Fund

The Sister Rose Thering Fund awards tuition scholarships to teachers and administrators in public, private, and parochial schools for courses in the Graduate Department of Jewish-Christian Studies.  Its goal is to foster understanding through education and inter-religious cooperation.

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