Please bookmark and share our YouTube Channel where you can find our plenaries and video poster presentations. Our Zoom question and response sessions will be available there later this summer. All of the poster presentations will also be available at Georgetown’s public digital repository. We hope that these permanent resources will support members of our wider Jesuit higher education community during this Ignatian Year.
We would like to take one final opportunity to thank all of the participants in our three weeks of sessions - from our plenary keynote speakers, panelists, introducers, and Ignatian Examen facilitators to our captioners, tech supports, videographers, and social media leads. We are grateful for your willingness to share your expertise and gifts and for your commitment to our community’s learning.
In case you missed it, Janet Sisler announced in our final Zoom conversation that the next iteration of the Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education conference will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago in July 2024. More details forthcoming!
Finally, we share these announcements below related to our plenary themes as immediate ways to deepen your engagement in these social justice issues.
Thank you again for spending time with us this June 2021 and best wishes for a safe and healthy summer.
Universal Apostolic Preferences:
On Thursday, July 22 at 8pm ET, join the Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (UARM/La Ruiz) in Lima, Peru for a virtual Toast to Peru in celebration of the country’s bicentennial commemorating 200 years since Peru's proclamation of Independence. As part of our shared Ignatian Year, our colleagues and friends at La Ruiz invite us to recognize and celebrate their culture, resilience, and citizenship with a toast, shared stories, and building community -and supporting their critical work accompanying youth in the creation of a hope-filled future! (Sign up at the weblink for Zoom access.)
Ignatian Spirituality & Racial Justice:
Check out the new title The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice: A Month of Meditations with Ignatius of Loyola by Patrick Sean-Jean, S.J.
"The Spiritual Work of Racial Justice is a meaningful and practical resource for our times. Through Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, Patrick Saint-Jean, S.J. offers an opportunity to continue the pursuit of racial justice as a necessary component of faith. Each meditation includes relevant history and grounded spiritual practices. The book is refreshing and accessible to all."
— Barbara Holmes, author of Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church and Liberation and the Cosmos
On July 15 from 6:00 - 7:00pm ET, join a bilingual virtual community gathering celebrating the publication of Voices of the Border: Testimonios of Migration, Deportation, and Asylum(Georgetown University Press). This collection emerged from interviews conducted by the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) and offers powerful personal accounts from migrants crossing the US-Mexico border in order to provide an understanding of their experiences, as well as the consequences of public policy. Sign up here to receive the event’s Zoom link.
Women in Leadership:
We recommend reading Superior General Fr. Arturo Sosa’s letter on the creation of the Commission on the Role and Responsibilities of Women in the Society of Jesus which was mentioned several times in this plenary.
Join the July 13-15 conference “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home,” co-sponsored by Creighton and Catholic Climate Covenants. During the college/university session, Mike Schuck (Loyola University Chicago) and Paula Moore (Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities) will present the International Association for Jesuit Universities’ “Laudato Si’ University Pathways” resource developed in partnership with the Vatican’s Laudato Si’Action Platform.