Climate Change & Jesuit Higher Education: Reportback from Loyola Chicago #1

Loyola University Chicago is hosting its second annual Climate Change Conference March 19-21, 2015, at its North Shore Campus in Chicago. The conference is designed to “tend” or pay attention to and serve the needs of Earth at this crucial time in planetary history. It promises to place us squarely in the role of caretaker and explore the implications of "tending earth" through an interdisciplinary reflection on the ethical principles, policies, and actions needed to combat the crisis of global climate change. The conference is co-sponsored by the six Jesuit universities of the upper Midwest, a collaboration that is promising for the future of Jesuit networking in addressing global issues of justice and sustainability.

Super Bowl Commercials: Some Things We Wished We Would See

A commercial at Super Bowl XLIX will run a company $4.5 million for a thirty-second spot. The staff in the ISN office took a little bit of time to dream about what kind of message for justice we could share with 100+ million viewers around the world.

A Call for Divestment: Responding to the Faces of Climate Change

Perhaps because we the students, faculty, and administration of our schools have never seen the faces of those most affected by climate change or toxic pollution. But if you’ve been around Jesuit education long enough and if you have read this far, the chances are that you have, you just didn’t know it. Odds are you have learned or spent time in places like the Philippines, Latin America, the Gulf Coast, or Appalachia—all places that have faced and will face tragedies because of climate change and fossil fuels.