A new future for the Center for a Just Society.
The Center for a Just Society has effectively advanced ideals of life, human dignity, and justice in principled public discourse since 2005. We are excited to announce its next stage of growth and advancement. The John Jay Institute has received and enfolded the Center for a Just Society into its organization and operations. This means that the Center for a Just Society has now become the main idea and issue advocacy arm of the John Jay Institute. In this capacity the Center serves as the John Jay Institute's primary thought and communications center for advancing the ideals and principles of life, human dignity and justice in the public square.
This merger has been a longtime in the making, as we have been personal friends, colleagues, and supporters of the respective entities for many years. Both the Center for a Just Society and the John Jay Institute teams are excited about this merger for many reasons. Allow us to share with you the ways our organizations now complement and enhance each other in expanding our spheres of influence and increasing mission effectiveness.
The John Jay Institute prepares principled leaders for faith-informed public service, providing intensive intellectual, spiritual and professional training for transformational cultural leadership. The John Jay Institute’s signature post-graduate academic residential programs have now prepared more than 200 fellows to understand the burdens of civic, political, economic, and cultural leadership in light of the richness of the Western Judeo-Christian tradition. Many are already in positions of leadership in national, state, and local governments; in nonprofit organizations; in academia; and in entrepreneurship.
The John Jay Institute staff and alumni enjoy access to an unparalleled communications and social media network. What’s more, that network is growing with every class of resident fellows: Each John Jay Institute fellow spends a semester in a professional externship suited to his professional aspirations and in keeping with his educational preparation, thereby deepening John Jay Institute's range of contacts with those broadly receptive to our political and cultural vision. Many John Jay Institute alumni themselves work in social media and communications, journalism, philanthropy, education, and leadership networks. Coupled with the John Jay Institute staff’s participation in professional, academic, as well as religious networks, the readily available audience for the Center for a Just Society's web presence and communications platform is extraordinarily vast.
The Center for a Just Society provides a seasoned and mature source of reflection on matters of religion and public life, particularly as it concerns issues of law and policy bearing on the Judeo-Christian reverence for life and human dignity. By incorporating the Center for a Just Society into the John Jay Institute. The Center readily becomes the idea and issue advocacy arm of the John Jay Institute increasing its communications and outreach capacity with a broader platform and greater audience for even more effectiveness.
Through the John Jay Institute’s new Center for a Just Society, we are implementing a new communications strategy that will leverage the potent combination of available content and organizational relationships with established voices of cultural insight, and an almost inexhaustible supply of diverse new voices with a shared vision for cultural renewal. Central to this strategy is Ken Connor's continuing leadership and involvement with the Center in a new capacity as Distinguished Fellow for Law and Human Dignity.
We are thrilled to share this news with you. The merger positions the John Jay Institute and its Center for a Just Society for an exciting future together with the start of the new year.
Distinguished Fellow for Law and Human Dignity
John Jay Institute Center for a Just Society
Alan R. Crippen, II
John Jay Institute
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