St. John’s commitment to being a steward of the earth exemplifies
the University’s pervasive dedication to making a difference.
Another reflection of this commitment is the continuation of its
Global Development and Social Justice concentration in the Master
of Liberal Studies program in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI hailed the
occasion of the second entering class at St. John’s by stating,
“This is an important work that must continue.” Made possible by a
collaboration between Caritas of Rome, the Idente Foundation, the
TATA Giovanni Foundation, the Institute Sante Maria en Aquiro and
St. John’s, the program provides generous financial assistance to
professionals working in poverty-related positions worldwide.
Students who aspire to careers helping the poor and marginalized
are also given consideration.