In the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Manhattan College faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to live out the five Lasallian Core Principles. The Lasallian Core Principles include: Faith in the Presence of God, Respect for all Persons, Inclusive Community, Concern for the Poor and Social Justice, and Quality Education. Please check out the resources that we have on Lasallian Catholic Heritage of Manhattan College that focus on how Jaspers can live out the Lasallian Core Principles in this capacity.
Here are a number of ways you can learn more about the Lasallian faith, both here at Manhattan College and around the world.
Distributed to all Manhattan College community members, this book is a guide to the presence of the Lasallian and Catholic tradition on our campus, in our current programs and practices, and in the lives of some of our distinguished faculty and alumni.
The book also provides a collection of quotations that are intended to assist with reflection on our core values and commitments. It is our hope that members of the Manhattan community—current and future students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni—will find this book a pleasant and helpful companion, one that may perhaps spark further study of and reflection on the rich legacy of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
Representing Lasallians in 80 countries, the 45th General Chapter of the Brothers of the Christian Schools met for 51 days to evaluate the Institute and set out the main guidelines for the future of the Lasallian mission.
This link provides background information, resources, updates throughout the Chapter, and outcomes following its conclusion.
Based on an actual pilgrimage of the places in France where St. John Baptist de La Salle walked and worked, In the Footsteps of De La Salle is a virtual journey that tells the story of the educational movement that De La Salle and the first Brothers began in 1680 — an educational journey which is ongoing today.
Ex Corde Ecclesia (ECE) and "Ex Corde Ecclesia: The Application to the United States" published by the United States Conference of Bishops (USCCB) on May 3, 2001, affirm the ongoing work of Manhattan College administrators, faculty, and staff to preserving and enhancing the Catholic identity and culture of the College as exemplified by and implemented since its founding in 1853 through the religious heritage of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.
The author provides a brief introduction to the 10 articles in the special AXIS section entitled “Social Justice and Lasallian Higher Education Today” that examine a range of concerns from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary positions, hoping to provide a starting place for understanding the intellectual range of our Lasallian mission and how matters of social justice can be further attended to through the work of researchers at Lasallian tertiary institutions.
The research questions and hypotheses being studies through collaboration projects among faculty members at Manhattan College in New York City and Universidad de La Salle in Bogotá and Yopal, Colombia in economics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, education, and science and their connections to social justice are summarized. The authors provide recommendations for others to embark on a similar quest to strengthen our Lasallian missions within the global Lasallian network.
Focusing on the work of preparing teachers at Manhattan College, the author focuses on community partnerships that help Lasallian educators keep moving toward the call that has been set for us in the modern age, resolving in some part the tension whether to prioritize excellence in education or service to the poor and social justice advocacy.