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AFCU Sites & Journal
- Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) Website
From the earliest moments of the movement, Franciscans have seen education as a vital way of embodying and sharing the good news of God's action in our world. The following characteristics identify ways in which Franciscan education seeks to form persons and build a better world. While some institutions may emphasize one or other characteristics, all seek to incorporate these values.
Welcome to the new webpage of the AFCU Journal: A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education!
In 2001, the Board of Directors of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU) approved a proposal for an annual journal. It was hoped that this journal would encourage faculty and staff members and administrators of Franciscan institutions to explore the connection between the Franciscan intellectual and spiritual tradition and the many dimensions of Catholic higher education. The first issue of the journal appeared in January 2004. Since its inception the journal has featured articles and poems from more than 80 members of the faculty, staff, and administration of 15 AFCU institutions. In many ways the journal has served as a point of contact for scholars and practitioners desiring to deepen their understanding and integration of the Catholic Franciscan tradition into the curriculum and the co-curriculum.