Community Engagement

Urgent Values: Sustaining a Very Fine Balance

Urgent Values: Sustaining a Very Fine Balance

Eileen C. Burke-Sullivan of Creighton University calls us to think on how we carry our Jesuit Catholic heritage during difficult conversation. By offering six prinicples she's gleaned from experience, we might too engage more authentically to the charism of our schools. 

Wounded Warriors: Ignatius of Loyola and Veteran Students

Military veterans at Jesuit colleges and universities have for generations found a special patron in Ignatius of Loyola, whose personal experience as a wounded warrior sparked the conversion that eventually led to the foundation of the Society of Jesus and his canonization in the Catholic Church.   Thu T. Do and Mary Dluhy propose that Ignatius continues to serve as a patron today for veterans in our own society, and offer insights into how Jesuit universities today can support our returning vetrans. 

Integrating Ignatian Pedagogy and Nursing Values

Integrating Ignatian Pedagogy and Nursing Values

Preliminary to a curriculum revision, the College of Nursing at Seattle University began a process of discerning who are we, what are our foundational values as an institution and a profession, and how do we believe nursing education should commence?   A hallmark of the Jesuit tradition is certainly caring for the sick, poor, and marginalized.  

The People's Pope

The People's Pope

In just short of 18 months, the new pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took the name Francis, has captured the world’s imagination and brought a remarkably bright new image to the Catholic Church.