The Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology will work in concert with the holder of the endowed chair to engage issues such as religiously inspired violence; intolerance; Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and religious ignorance. There are many themes that are not explicitly religious, but which call for a religious response. These include but are certainly not limited to: immigration, refugees, homelessness, and sexual violence. Although its primary mission will be one of fostering interreligious dialogue and cooperation, it would also address contemporary issues of social justice, contemporary atheism, and secularism.
In its contribution to building a tolerant, respectful, and cooperative multi-cultural community, the Fraser Centre will utilize guest speakers, panel discussions, and publication of informative booklets, study guides, and pamphlets. To aid in this, the Centre will build a small library of reference works and studies, which would include the papers and works of Ovey Mohammed SJ.