The mission of the Center for Religion and Culture is to provide a forum in which St. Edward’s University faculty, staff, and students can study how religion informs one’s global understanding along cultural, intellectual, artistic, and political lines. Stemming from our Holy Cross and Catholic heritage and from our University Mission Statement's commitment to the dignity of all individuals, the Center is focused on how global trends in such realms inform religious practice and belief. Key to this commitment is a consideration of the meaning of vocation. Basil Moreau, the founder of the Order of the Holy Cross, had expressed a vision of teaching as a vocation, which is a term that, derived from the Latin root vocare—to call—and vox—voice—is understood as calling. The Center recognizes the importance of exploring the meaning of vocation in a rapidly-changing and diverse world and how one's vocation can best serve the calls of global peace and justice.