Pilot Partnership

University Selected to Help Catholic Relief Services Advance Social Justice

Father Privett in AfricaFr. Privett discussing income-generating projects with Veronique Kayoya, a resident of Busekera village. Photo by Sala Lewis for Catholic Relief Services.

USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J., travelled with other Catholic university presidents to Rwanda and Burundi in January prior to the launch of a new initiative led by Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international relief and development agency of the Catholic Church in the U.S. The program, Scholars in Global Solidarity, is a pilot that aims to cultivate faculty expertise on international social justice issues, create curriculum focusing on social justice as part of college courses, and develop social justice-related research.

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