The Centre was formally established by the University Council on 8th May, 2003 in view of dissemination of the Social Teaching of the Church in the AMECEA region. This was the response to the felt need for the church in Africa especially in the AMECEA to be instrumental in establishment of just social systems and structures by addressing issues of Justice and Peace.
The Centre for Social Justice and Ethics carries out a number of activities in the AMECEA region and beyond in line with the three-fold mission of universities: research, teaching and formation, and community service, and in light of CUEA's motto Consecrate them in the Truth. It seeks to empower different stakeholders on social cultural issues to enable them engage in Justice and Peace, human rights, equity and participatory leadership. The Centre offers academic and outreach programmes to the Youth, Justice and peace animators, human rights advocates, policy makers, educators, politicians, administrators, business men and women etc.
Promoting the Church's Social Doctrine within the development of society in the AMECEA countries is an ever-present concern in the orientations and academic programmes of the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics.
The Church's Social Doctrine seen as including a perspective of social theology requires:
For these reasons, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa established the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics for study and formation in the Church's Social Doctrine.
Minimum Admission Requirements
Application: Kshs 2000
Department of Ethics
Other Outreach Activities
Proposed Research Study
** The texts are available for sale at the Centre's office, the Publications Department and the CUEA Book Store.
The Centre has a documentation centre stocked with literature on social issues, the Church Social Doctrine, justice, ethics, peace issues, among others. Lending services are extended to CUEA students and staff.
The Centre's resource Centre will also stock a collection of literature from the local churches on the Church Social Doctrine.