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How the Augustinians Are Working for Environmental Justice

Augustinians are involved in a number of ministries which actively seek to create justice and peace for those who are marginalized by the unjust structures of society. Care for the environment is a key aspect of this as harm to the environment unjustly impacts all of us and disproportionally impacts those who are poor and marginalized.

Below is a list of the many ways in which Augustinian Friars and the many lay women and men we partner with are actively engaged in working for environmental justice throughout North America.

Locations Where Augustinians Are Actively Engaged in Working for Environmental Justice


Villanova Preparatory School (Ojai, CA)

All students complete 70 hours of Christian Service before graduation, including the annual Tribe Service Day involving service at 10 different locations.


Providence Catholic High School (New Lennox, IL)

  • Students are required to complete service hours as part of their curriculum.




Cascia Hall College Preparatory School (Tulsa, OK)

  • Students complete a poverty simulation as part of their 10th grade retreat.
  • Students take a course on the Church’s teachings on important social issues with close attention given to capital punishment, poverty, globalization, the media, and environmental stewardship.
  • Sponsors a “Green Team” to pursue the efficient integration of eco-friendly practices into the school to educate and inspire students to make informed choices about care of the environment both on and off campus.


Malvern Preparatory School (Malvern, PA)

  • All students are required to participate in one Christian Service experience each year. In the summer before their senior year, each student participates in an intensive domestic or international experience to foster service-oriented leadership competencies.

St. Augustine Parish (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Created a committee on the Environment to develop practical steps the parish and parishioners can take to help care for the environment.

Villanova University (Villanova, PA)

  • Annual Day of Service where over 5,000 people come together to perform service throughout the Philadelphia area.
  • Students are invited during the fall and spring semester to participate in a Service and Justice experience involving a number of domestic and international service experiences.

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