Given that some believe our schools are "too Catholic" while others say "not Catholic enough," Raymond Reyes of Gonzaga University turns to Parker Palmer's five habits of the heart to think about how we might straddle this tension with integrity.
Cindy Schmersal of Rockhurst University suggests five concrete attributes that help us engage in difficult conversations with honesty, integrity, and true dialouge.
Loyola University Chicago Muslim chaplain and theology lecturer Omer M. Mozaffar offers insights into the progress we've made with regards to our Muslim students, and the challenges for what we must continue to do next.
On behalf of more than 1,300 theologians in the United States, the Catholic Theological Society of American Board issued a statement against the immigration policies of the Trump Administration. Drawing from the Gospel and the values of Jesuit institutions, this document highlights the continual need for our schools to have difficult conversations about how to better protect and serve the most vulnerable in society.
Practicing open dialogue and deliberation at Regis University's Institute on the Common Good, Paul Alexander notes that Ignatian and Catholic grounding provide tools to reframe conversations in a powerful way.
Brian Norman, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity at Loyola University Maryland, shares the speech he gave to promote acceptance at the university when members of the Westboro Baptist Church protested LGBT students.
BC's Michael Serazio interviews Fordham University graduate Kiyun Kim. Kim talks about her photo series which documents the types of microagressions students of color experience on college campuses today.
College of the Holy Cross Associate Professor Justin Poché discusses how Jesuit universities in the South have dealth historically with issues of racism.
Rockhurst University President Thomas Curran, S.J. reflects on the need to address openly and honestly "elephants in the room" when they emerge in our schools.
Turning back to our Ignatian charism, Michael P. Murphy writes about how our universities might cultivate a better sense of citizenship.
Julie Hanlon Rubio and Noelle Janak document the experience of Occupy SLU and the challenge of making our universities more racially equitible.
Gentry Holbert, Director of Library and Instructional Resources Services, documents how Spring Hill College, Alabama's oldest institution of higher learning, has stood for Jesuit values since its very founding through its fight with Martin Luther King Jr. for racial justice.
Fr. William Hart McNichols documents the experience of creating a polyptch for Loyola University Chicago