Jesuits strive to uphold just business practices!

Mark Pattison of Catholic News Service says, “Georgetown University’s approach to labor relations was promoted as a model of putting Catholic social teaching into practice that all Catholic universities could follow.”  Since the late 1990’s, Georgetown has been working to ensure fair labor practices!  Georgetown only purchases clothing from manufacturers that provide fair wages and safe working conditions to their employees.  Also, Georgetown strives to pay its workers fairly.  Click here to learn more about the just labor model from Georgetown!

Pope Francis has called capitalists to cease profitable practices that oppress the poor.  Santa Clara University, and other Jesuit programs and universities, have formed the GSBI network in response to this call.  Thane Kreiner and Andrew Lieberman explain that “[GSBI] puts our business and other faculty, students, and an army of executive volunteers at the service of social entrepreneurs who lift customers out of poverty, alleviate toxic energy sources, provide life-saving health solutions, and pursue other socially beneficial objectives in a financially sustainable and scalable way.”  Click here to read more about the beliefs of Jesuit entrepreneurs.

Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, runs the business with the intention of reaching solidarity and rehabilitating gang members.  Homeboy Industries has been extremely successful, but still struggles each day.  In the end, the business’ noble mission keeps the operation moving.  Read more about Homeboy Industries here.

USA J.U.S.T.I.C.E. and Campus Ministry are hosting the

“Buy Fair, Be Fair” Fair!

Thursday, February 20th from 3 pm – 5 pm in Palisano

Come get FREE FOOD AND MERCHANDISE from local vendors with just business practices!

For more information contact Ashleigh Maciejewski at maciejea@my.canisius.edu.

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