A Call to Action with Hope: Considering the Intersection of Faith and Community Engagement at Urban Institutions

Throughout the year, CUMU brings together thought leaders, CUMU members, and their partners for events that reinforce the importance of the urban mission and the role higher education plays in the communities we serve.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET

As our cities continue to face the economic impacts of the pandemic, the imperative to advance racial justice and equity, heightened emotional and mental health trauma, and ongoing uncertainty about the future, religiously-affiliated institutions of higher education and local faith-based organizations must leverage their efforts in community engagement and remain focused on their fundamental mission to serve their communities. Join the editors of the most recent Metropolitan Universities as they consider the intersections of faith and community engagement at urban institutions, explore their methodology for co-authoring the introductory article and curating the journal, share what they learned through the process along with their own motivations, and frame the critical role that a faith-driven hope must play in engagement moving forward.


Patrick Green, EdD

MUJ Guest Editor; Executive Director, Center for Experiential Learning; Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago

Cynthia P. Stewart, PhD

MUJ Assistant Guest Editor; Director, Experiential Learning, Parkinson School of Public Health, Loyola University Chicago

Daniel J. Bergen, PhD

MUJ Assistant Guest Editor; Executive Director, Community Engagement, Marquette University

Christopher Nayve, JD, MBA

MUJ Assistant Guest Editor; Associate Vice President for Community Engagement & Anchor Initiatives, Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness, and Social Action, University of San Diego