Photo by Vlad Tchompalov

The Stuart Center recognizes that racism permeates all sectors of our society and world, in both overt and subtle ways. It is a part of our own national history that requires recognition and reconciliation. We condemn racism in all forms, and stand against all rhetoric and actions that perpetuate unjust systems and erode the fabric of a civil, just and peaceful society. Furthermore, we embrace...

Photo by David Beatz

At the Stuart Center we firmly believe that all members of the human family are called to be stewards of the earth. As stewards we are called by God to care for one another and all forms of life. Stewardship reminds us of our fundamental characteristic of relationship as God’s children: Relationship with God, the earth, other people and future generations. For us, environmental concerns,...

Photo by Nitish Meena

The Stuart Center stands in solidarity with all those who seek a better life for themselves, their families and their children. Every day thousands of people leave behind all that is familiar in search of safety from violence or oppression. Many others dream of providing their children with access to education, healthcare and opportunities that will change the course of their lives. Others are...

Photo by Alice Donovan Rouse

At the Stuart Center we believe that we are called to be part of building a culture of peace and non-violence. Peace is not merely the absence of war and non-violence is not simply a tactic for engagement or the absence of violence. Active non-violence is a way of life, an orientation for living and working among people who hold a wide array of viewpoints and beliefs. It finds its way...

Photo by Matt Collamer

Poverty goes hand-in-hand with inequality. Not all demographic groups share equal representation among those whom we call the poor or the working poor. Certain groups are over-represented. Poverty, however, is more than a lack of or insufficient income. It carries with it lack of access to physical and mental healthcare, education, shelter, and overall safety. Poverty is neither a “state of...

Photo by Thomas Young

Today’s youth meet with an unprecedented, often overwhelming, number of choices and challenges in their lives. Some of these stem from violence in places that should offer safety and security; neighborhoods and schools, for example. Some spring from a world without boundaries or limits when technology and social media are used in irresponsible, harmful ways rather than as tools for growth and...