Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World
Justice in Jesuit Higher Education
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Fordham University Press
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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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The chapters that constitute this book include essays submitted inresponse to an international call for contributions on the topic of justicein Jesuit higher education, and also are based on papers presented atthe Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Commit-ment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education conference held at Fairfield...
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...starting as a teacher in one of our Jesuit schools. Although he realizedthat he would be teaching privileged students, he said he welcomed theopportunity to form leaders who would occupy important posts in soci-ety and exercise their professional responsibilities with integrity, a finalin the form of a question: Did the new teacher realize how bad things...
Part I: Formationand Learning
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Tomorrow’s ‘‘whole person’’ cannot be whole without an educatedawareness of society and culture with which to contribute socially,generously, in the real world. Tomorrow’s whole person must have,in brief, a well-educated solidarity. . . . Students, in the course oftheir formation, must let the gritty reality of this world into their...
1 Beauty Limned in Violence
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Ah but in such an ugly time as this, the true protest is beauty.Good art must be hard, as hard as nails, as hard as the heart of theThe title of this book, Transforming Ourselves, Transforming theWorld, implies a costly and sometimes terrible grace that we may notreadily wish upon ourselves or our students—the grace of solidarity...
2 Teaching Poverty in Americathrough the Arts
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During the final moments of Suzan Lori-Parks’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play Topdog/Underdog, the audience is holding its breath. Asthe stage lights come down and the house lights go up, there is noimmediate burst of applause—there is silence, a confused, disturbed,and stunning silence. Even after the formal response to the play has...
3 Encuentro Dominicano
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Through my weekly service site, giving love and dignity to orphanedchildren with developmental disabilities and our campo stays, livingCreighton University’s study abroad program in the Dominican Repub-lic, had been immersed in a small rural and very poor community calledOcho de los Caballeros (Eight of the Gentleman). It is a small fishing...
4 Teaching Social Analysis throughAcademic Immersion
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It has been a couple years since I have made contact with you. Ithe class you provided, and feel touched by the opportunity and expe-rience that were created while we were there. I am e-mailing you tokeep in touch as I find myself with a unique opportunity. I am mov-ing to Geneva, Switzerland. As a result, I will be giving up my job...
5 Adopting the Mission of SocialJustice in a Political ScienceDepartment
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...lege, we have asked ourselves many times: What is our mission andThe answers, for indeed there are several, have not come easily.The five full-time faculty have been constantly pulled in differentdirections by such practical considerations as marketing concerns,teaching philosophies, our standing as a noncore department, and the...
Part II: Research and Teaching
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...tions of higher education is the cultivation and dissemination of knowl-edge, captured in the phrase ‘‘research and teaching.’’ The virtues ofthe university are the virtues of speculative reason that lead to contem-plation of the truth: wisdom, science, and understanding. The intellec-tual accomplishments of faculty, manifest in their publications and...
6 Social Justice Themes in the ForeignLanguage Classroom
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...incorporated a service learning component within their foreign lan-guage courses. The pedagogical benefits of providing students with anopportunity to interact with native speakers through community ser-vice projects have received some attention in the literature (e.g., Beebeand DeCosta 1993; Hellebrandt and Varona 1999). To date, however, we...
7 Coffee for Justice
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...live on a coffee farm in Matagalpa, Nicaragua situated on a mountain-top at an altitude of 1,250 meters (4,100 feet). The farm has a littleover three acres of lush coffee plants grown under ideal conditions.Pedro belongs to the cooperative La Fe de las Nubes (Faith of theClouds), which itself is a member of a second order cooperative, CECO-...
8 Personal Transformation andCurricula Change
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...promotion of justice in American Jesuit Higher Education stating: ‘‘Thereal measure of our Jesuit universities lies in whom our studentsbecome.’’ He feels strongly that it is only through contact with thepoor and marginalized that ‘‘whole persons’’ of tomorrow can truly beeducated in solidarity (60). This chapter outlines the journey of faculty...
9 Doing Well by Doing Good
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Before delving into the use of reflective practices—such as theSpiritual Exercises developed by Ignatius of Loyola—by law schools andtheir students, it is helpful to examine the goal of their use. Simply put,the goal is justice. Seeking justice is a good fit for law schools and lawstudents. Perhaps no other field of academic endeavor is as closely...
10 Promoting Social Justice
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...tain strongly worded declarations that valuing human differences andincreasing diversity are part and parcel of our Jesuit mission. Our decla-rations about diversity are an affirmation of our faith-inspired commit-ment to an inclusive community where human differences thrive in aworking and learning environment characterized by mutual respect and...
Part III: Our Way of Proceeding
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Jesuit university’s responsibility to educate for justice. They proposeopportunities, underscore challenges and hint at the risks involved ineducating for a faith that does justice. The authors assume the ‘‘higherstandard’’ that Dean Brackley, SJ, first proposed for Jesuit colleges anduniversities in a 2005 address at Loyola Marymount University, ‘‘The...
11 Opening Remarks to the JesuitJustice Conference, June 18, 2009
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...the promotion of the justice that is an imperative of Christian Faith.Faith and justice were to inform its entire apostolic works. In responseto this call, leaders of the Jesuit universities in the United Statesplanned and implemented three regional conferences in 1999 and con-vened a national justice conference at Santa Clara University in Octo-...
12 Transforming Ourselves in Orderto Transform the World
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...inspires faculty and staff at Jesuit colleges and universities to want tocontribute their expertise in the wider community. Their enthusiasmpresents an opportunity for engagement, but several challenges exist.Frequently, because of their busy schedules faculty and staff rush intoproviding a ‘‘service’’ that is only in one direction and does not respect...
13 Nonviolently Transforming theRoad to Jericho
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...tin Luther King Jr. an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws and Letters.Saint Peter’s is the only Jesuit university or college to have awardedhim such a degree. In my eighteen years of teaching at the university,I have been inspired and challenged by King’s teachings, writings, andactions, particularly those that point to the good works of community...
14 The Ethic of EnvironmentalConcern and the Jesuit Mission
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...change cannot be ignored. The rising of the oceans, the drying of lands,and the reduction in the biodiversity in our ecological system are reali-ties that face our current generation and that must be at the forefrontof the policy plans for future generations to come. Many of the prob-lems facing humankind today—climate change, poverty, species extinc-...
15 Companions, Prophets, Martyrs
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...ences, and faculty–student research projects, more and more Jesuitinstitutions have provided supervised opportunities for their studentsgroups. By confronting the poverty both in themselves as well as inothers, students, faculty, staff, administrators, and board membersdependent it is on adequate food, water, housing, health care and...
Conclusion: Further and Deeper
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Higher Education at Santa Clara in 2000 cited so often in this book,Peter-Hans Kolvenbach expressed his belief that from 1975 to 2000,Jesuit higher education had ‘‘made considerable and laudable Jesuitefforts to go deeper and further’’ in the commitment to the faith thatdoes justice, a commitment that was made explicit in Decree 4 of the...
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Page Count: 352
Publication Year: 2013