Higher Standards for Higher Education: The Christian University and Solidarity

Speech delivered by Dean Brackley, S.J. at the Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas” (UCA) in San Salvador, 10 years after the murder of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador. Brackley references the work of the UCA, and then states: “We cannot hope to photocopy the UCA in the U.S. Yet, we need to ask how we can shape our universities to respond more faithfully, anduniversitariamente, to an unjust world, in a manner analogous to what the martyrs of the UCA did.” Includes an extensive look at education for solidarity.

Author: Dean Brackley, S.J.
Source: Creighton University

Link: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/brackley.html


Ignacio Ellacuría S.J.’s 1982 Commencement Address at Santa Clara

What then does a university do, immersed in this reality? Transform it? Yes. Do everything possible so that liberty is victorious over oppression, justice over injustice, love over hate? Yes. Without this overall commitment, we would not be a university, and even less so would we be a Catholic university.”

Author: Ignacio Ellacuría S.J.
Source: Santa Clara University
Link: http://www.scu.edu/Jesuits/ellacuria.html

Love Will Decide Everything

An overview of Pedro Arrupe’s life, including: From Hiroshima to Rome, The Challenge of Vatican II, ‘A Mysticism of Open Eyes,’ Jesuit Education After Arrupe, and Rooted and Grounded in Love.

Author: Kevin Burke, S.J.
Source: America Magazine
Date: November 12, 2007
Link: http://americamagazine.org/issue/633/article/love-will-decide-everything

Celebrating Dorothy Day

A look into the life of Dorothy Day from her childhood, to her commitment to peace and nonviolence, to her work with the Catholic Worker Movement

Author: Stephen Krupa, S.J.
Source: America Magazine
Link: http://americamagazine.org/node/145405

Four Lessons for Teaching Justice

“Here are four lessons from one who still loves teaching, who has worked for justice and peace in the international field and who is eager to help others share in that work.”

Author: Drew Christiansen, S.J.
Date: May 11, 2009
Source: America Magazine
Link: http://americamagazine.org/node/149311

Medicine and Social Justice

Paul Farmer outlines how liberation theology and a preferential option for the poor relate to global healthcare.

Author: Paul Farmer
Source: America Magazine
Date: July 15, 1995
Link: http://americamagazine.org/issue/100/medicine-and-social-justice

A Theological Foundation of Ignatian Advocacy

“Following God’s example as related in the Genesis story, [Ignatian Advocacy] attempts to be both companion and collaborator in the processes by which its beneficiaries acquire the capacities they need, and it does so without substituting for their efforts or trying solve their problems from above.”

Author: José María Segura SJ
Source: Global Ignatian Advocacy Network
Date: 2013
Link: See page 6 of the document for article – http://www.sjweb.info/documents/sjs/pj/docs_pdf/PJ110_ENG.pdf


Special Report on Ecology: Healing a Broken World

“‘Healing a Broken World’ describes the rationale of establishing the Task Force on Jesuit Mission and Ecology (July-November 2010), the general vision that animates its analysis and recommendations, the context of the world, the Church and the Society of Jesus today, the relationship of ‘reconciliation with creation’ with faith, justice, inter-religious and cultural dialogue, and finally proposes a set of practical recommendations.”

Editor: Patxi Álvarez SJ
Date: 2011
Link: http://www.sjweb.info/documents/sjs/pjnew/PJ106ENG.pdf

Depth, Universality, and Learned Ministry: Challenges to Jesuit Higher Education today

Superior General Adolfo Nicolás, S.J.’s remarks for the Mexico City Jesuit Higher Education Conference, with the theme, “Networking Jesuit Higher Education: Shaping  the Future for a Humane, Just, Sustainable Globe”

Link: http://www.sjweb.info/documents/ansj/100423_Mexico%20City_Higher%20Education%20Today_ENG.pdf