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Encounter, Engage, Create: Moral Imagination and Ignatian Leadership
October 9, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Maureen O’Connell, LaSalle University
October 9, 2014 | 4-5:15 p.m.
St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons
Santa Clara University
See. Judge. Act. Catholic Social Teaching, developed by Roman Catholic leaders as a way to respond to calls for justice in the 20th Century, has used this three-step approach for responding to what popes and bishops call “the signs of the times.” But what if our 21st Century world–with growing issues of economic and social inequality, immigration, violence, and increasingly polarized politics–requires a different tool? in this presentation, Maureen O’Connell explores innovative movements for social justice–such as the JUNTOS Dance Collective, community mural projects, and the new leadership of Pope Francis–and reimagines a new, three-step approach to issues of justice: Encounter. Engage. Create.
Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.
About the Bannan Institute
Bannan Institutes are yearlong, thematic programs hosted by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. Each institute features a series of lectures, retreats, and events that address matters of significance within the Jesuit, Catholic Intellectual tradition and seek to foster an ethic of dialogue among persons of diverse philosophical and religious commitments.
Shaped by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute will explore the theme of Ignatian Leadership as a vocational practice, or a way of proceeding that seeks to affect personal and communal transformation.
All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.
Fall 2014: Leadership and Justice
Educated Solidarity and the Proyecto Social
Leadership within the Ignatian idiom is rooted in a foundational commitment to live out one’s vocation in generous relationship with God for the good of all creation. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, and the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, we will consider how the work of educated solidarity and the proyecto social is central to the mission of Jesuit higher education.