Father Michael Pfleger issued a call to action in a Frick Center speech.
For a recent service project at two area churches, members of Elmhurst’s football team painted walls, planted gardens, built pathways and more.
Five students talk about how the Niebuhr Center helped them choose their path to a life of meaning and service.
Senior Phillip Lee, a criminal justice major from Chicago, worked with the Niebuhr Center to establish a chapter of the NAACP at Elmhurst.
Do you feel called to serve the common good? Are you motivated by faith or values? And are you ready to fight social injustice in all its guises?
At the Niebuhr Center, you’ll find a community of Elmhurst students and others who have made a commitment to a life of service. The Center encourages social engagement among motivated individuals from diverse religious backgrounds through a variety of programs and activities. Interfaith cooperation is an essential part of the Center's mission, so students of all religious traditions or value systems are welcome. We also welcome students from all fields of study; you don't have to be a religion major to participate in our programs.
Callings for the Common Good offers academic and field experiences for Elmhurst College undergraduate students exploring a call to service or ministry.
The Social Justice Program encourages Elmhurst students to share their concerns about injustice through workshops and discussions.
The Niebuhr Center is named in honor of two of Elmhurst's most esteemed alumni, theologians Reinhold (1910) and H. Richard Niebuhr (1912), whose commitment to social engagement informs the College's mission and vision to this day. A college of the United Church of Christ, Elmhurst calls on students of many faiths to confront moral questions and act on their social responsibilities within an open and demanding academic context.