Tilting at Windmills: The Quixote Center has been guided by the ethos of liberation theology since its founding in 1976, with some extra inspiration from Cervantes’ anti-hero, the Man from La Mancha. The Quixote Center seeks people’s engagement with issues that are difficult and in areas where we do not expect complete transformation quickly.
Quest for Peace
We have partnered with the Institute of John XXIII and FEDICAMP, local organizations in Nicaragua, to support community development, environmental renewal, and sustainable housing projects. Our work is responsive to the needs of our local partners, and informs our advocacy to change U.S. foreign policy. Read more
Our work in Haiti is centered in the region of Gros Morne, located in northern Haiti. Through our partnership with the Jean Marie Vincent Formation Center we promote reforestation efforts, environmentally responsive farming, community education and outreach, and U.S. policy reform. Read more
Catholics Speak Out
The Quixote Center has been at the forefront of Catholic reform efforts, especially regarding the equal participation of women at all levels of the Church, including the priesthood. Read more
Criminal Justice Program
Through our Criminal Justice reform program we work closely with death row inmates and people serving life sentences. Over the years, we have also taken on several causes through our Criminal Justice Program, including advocating for the abolition of the death penalty and developing a national database of re-entry resources for prisoners. Read more