Editorial Note: “Where the mind is Without Fear” by Rabindranath Tagore is one of his vastly read and discussed poems. It was originally composed in Bengali possibly in 1900 under the title “Prarthana”, meaning prayer. It appeared in the volume called ‘Naibedya’ in 1901. Later in 1911 Tagore himself translated the Bengali poem into English and that translation appeared as poem 35 in his Nobel winning anthology “Gitanjali” (Song Offerings) published by the Indian Society, London in 1912.
The National Seminar on Jesuit Education began our January meeting with this poem. How might reflecting on our common mission with this poem in mind enhance how we boldly and prophetically embody our Jesuit Catholic identity across the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities?