Looking at Vatican II with Pope Francis' Eyes: Leadership and Spirituality

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

From the moment Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter's after his election, he caught the attention of the world and soon became acknowledged as one of the great leaders of our times. However, unlike his immediate predecessors he rarely speaks about Vatican II. Why? How, if at all, do his sometimes dramatic […]

Interreligious Dialogue and Leadership: Building Relationships as Persons

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

The 20th century saw the displacement of the traditional religions in occident by new anthropocentric pagan doctrines, Fascism, Nazism, Stalinism, being among the most conspicuous examples of them. Since the seventies of the last century, and after the fall of those regimes, a return to the traditional religions occurred. But it was not a return […]

Ignatian Leadership Symposium

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Two notable Santa Clara University alumnae, who have all provided significant leadership around issues of justice, faith, and the intellectual life, will reflect on the foundations of and challenges within their vocational commitments and leadership. Co-sponsored by Alumni Relations, the President's Office, and the Center for Student Leadership (Family Weekend) 8:30am – 9am Registration Open; […]

Unfinished Business: The Past and Future of Jesuit Higher Education

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Jesuit education burst upon the world in the sixteenth century as an academic innovation. Committed to both secular and sacred learning, it frequently confronted challenges during its long history. In the early twentieth century, when U. S. Jesuit higher education adopted the best features of mainstream learning, it was often accused of abandoning its distinct […]

Guideposts and Forecasts: Shared Governance and Collaborative Leadership in Jesuit Universities

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Stephanie Russell, Ed.D. is the vice president for Mission and Ministry at Marquette University Reporting to the president, Dr. Russell is responsible for promoting the university's mission and Catholic, Jesuit identity, expressed in the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the promotion of a life of faith and the development of leadership […]

The Bottom Line of Contemplative Leadership: Exploring the Impact of Spiritual Engagement by Organizational Leaders in Higher Education, Business, and Healthcare

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

What role can spirituality play in executive decision-making and larger organizations? Andre Delbecq of Santa Clara University, a pioneer in the field of leadership spirituality, will explore the value and impact of incorporating spirituality into the business, healthcare, and higher education arenas, in conversation with Elizabeth McCabe and Diarmuid Rooney of Ministry Leadership Center, and […]

Citizens and Leaders: The Public Role of the Humanities

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

People sometimes dismiss liberal arts education as useless. But any country needs citizens who can think critically, discuss world issues knowledgeably, and understand the point of view of someone whose background and interests differ from their own. These abilities are nourished by the humanities and the arts, so they play a vital role in education […]

Leadership Crises in Silicon Valley: A Way Forward

Santa Clara University - Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Silicon Valley life presents significant challenges to individual and organizational leadership. In this working lunch, Kirk Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University will reflect on the ten most significant […]

Thriving Neighbors: University-Community Participatory Action Research as Transformative Praxis

Santa Clara University - Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

In this year's Bannan Grant Research Report, Barbara Burns of the Liberal Studies Department, and Mick McCarthy and Jennifer Merritt of the Ignatian Center will discuss the collaborative research projects conducted this year as part of the Ignatian Center's Thriving Neighbors Initiative. The Thriving Neighbors Initiative seeks to actively promote strategic ties between Santa Clara […]

I am climate change. I am the cause. I am the solution.

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

"I am climate change, I am the cause, I am the solution" Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 4pm-5:15pm | St. Clare Room, Library and Learning CommonsRSVP here: www.scu.edu/ic/bannan/events.cfm?event=49693&sched=264650 In Laudato Si', citing both science and theology, Pope Francis establishes the climate crisis as real, urgent, moral, and spiritual. He links the cry of the earth […]

"Our Future on a Shared Planet" Opening Mass with Cardinal Peter Turkson

Mission Santa Clara - Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

To begin SCU's conference on climate change and Pope Francis, Cardinal Peter Turkson will celebrate a Catholic Mass in the Mission Church. On November 4, "Our Future on a Shared Planet: Silicon Valley in Conversation with the Environmental Teachings of Pope Francis" is a conference sponsored by Santa Clara University open to the campus and […]

Day of Meditation and Mindfulness

Santa Clara University - St Joseph Hall Multi-faith Sanctuary 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Join us for a day of mindfulness and meditation, exploring practices of mercy in the Ignatian and Zen traditions. Fr. Robert Scholla, S.J. of the Ignatian Center and Department of Religious Studies, and Senior Dharma Teacher, Sarita Tamayo-Moraga of the Department of Religious Studies and the Unity RLC, will guide participants through a series of […]

Bannan Memorial Lecture: Is There a Common Good? Exploring the Politics of Inequality

Santa Clara University - Main Gallery, De Saisset Museum 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Recent decades have seen an unprecedented decline in global poverty. Yet this progress has been accompanied by an increase in economic and social inequality, both internationally and domestically. What are the implications of this trend? What does it mean to pursue the common good today? This lecture will draw on recent social science scholarship and […]

The Pope, the Poor, and the Planet: Overcoming Insularity in an Integral Ecology

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Given the ecological risks that face us and the uneven distribution of responsibilities, how can we overcome a sense of fragmentation and insularity? Reflecting on how Pope Francis’ call for an integral ecology resonates with those of us who live in more vulnerable parts of the world, we can discern pathways of hope, inspiring us […]

Ignatian Day of Reflection: Climate Justice and Sustainability

Santa Clara University - St Joseph Hall Multi-faith Sanctuary 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

You are invited to a day of reflection, considering the ways in which a commitment to climate justice and sustainability may become more integral to your own spirituality, as well as the Ignatian spiritual tradition that animates the mission of Santa Clara University. We will begin the day with a facilitated dialogue and reflection around […]

Islam, Citizenship, and Religious Liberty

Santa Clara University - Main Gallery, De Saisset Museum 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

America was founded in part on the concept of religious freedom. Many today consider Muslims a grave threat to that founding principle. Is Islam incompatible with the free exercise of religion? Grasp the concepts, understand the propositions, then you be the judge. Hamza Yusuf is president, co-founder, and senior faculty member at Zaytuna College, the […]

What Is at Stake for Racial and Ethnic Justice in 2016? Stronger Together, Making America Great Again

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

What implications do "make America great again" or being "stronger together" have on racial and ethnic justice for the common good? The Bannan Institutes Racial and Ethnic Justice Faculty Collaborative will host a panel discussion that explores the role of race and ethnicity in the current presidential campaigns. The panel will also explore the potential […]

What is at Stake for Environmental Justice in 2016? The Elusive Role of Race and Equity in Environmental Regulation

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Almost 35 years have passed since protests in Warren County, NC against the siting of a toxic waste disposal facility in a predominantly African-American community trained nationwide attention on the emerging environmental justice movement. Even as the term of the country's first African-American President comes to an end, however, the goal of environmental justice remains […]

What Is at Stake for Economic Justice in 2016? Inequality in Global, National, and Local Perspective

Santa Clara University - St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Growing income inequality and the stagnation of middle-class incomes over recent decades have been prominent themes in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. What are the causes, and what can be done? In this talk, William Sundstrom will start by taking a step back from the U.S. setting to provide some global perspective on income inequality […]

"Environmental Justice in the Commons"

Santa Clara University Library, Saint Clare Room 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

"Not a Road Map but a Trail: Environmental Justice in the Commons" 2017-2018 Bannan Memorial Lecture February 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm St. Clare Room, SCU Library Pedro Walpole, S.J., Director for Research, Environmental Science for Social Change, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines Pedro Walpole, S.J. is the Director for Research, Environmental Science for Social […]