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Center for Humane Studies
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The mission of the Center for Humane Studies is to contribute to the development of the cutting-edge field of Humane Studies linking social justice, environmental conservation, and animal protection through infusing the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, Felician Core Value of Transformation, and Madonna University’s focus on education for service.

Current Projects

Partnership with Alternatives for Girls (Detroit)
Our center is strongly dedicated to bettering the lives of all living beings. This includes social justice and human rights. One of our current projects is a volunteering partnership with Alternatives for Girls (AFG) in southwest Detroit. Through this partnership we help AFG provide after school homework help, as well as help the nonprofit provide various enrichment workshops like self-esteem and health workshops.

Partnership with All Saints Soup Kitchen
Our center also has a partnership with All Saints Soup Kitchen, located in Detroit Mexicantown. Our student employee works there three days a week.  She assists clients with their shopping from the food pantry and she helps serving hot meals. In addition, she conducts surveys of client satisfaction and keeps statistics on food pantry use.

Humane Resources

Humane ResourcesHEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers) Humane education resources for all learners.

Roots and Shoots. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) global youth-led community action program, comprised of thousands of young people inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall to make the world a better place.

Story of Stuff, a grass-root worldwide organization dedicated to sustainability.

Student Papers

Ethics and Xenotransplantation
Not Alone Here: Improving the Lives of American Non-Human Citizens