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Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World : Justice in Jesuit Higher Education - Mary Beth Combs

Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World

Justice in Jesuit Higher Education


Published: 25th September 2013
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Transforming the World and Being Transformed will challenge the reader as it articulates how Jesuit colleges and universities create an educational community inspired to transform the lives of our students and ourselves. This volume will contribute to our shared commitment to Fr. Pedro Arrupe's ideal of forming men and women for others, guided by a passion to seek justice in an unjust world. In his October 2000 Santa Clara address, Fr. Kolvenbach identified three areas in which the promotion of justice may be manifested in our institutions: formation and learning, research and teaching, and our way of proceeding. In regard to Formation and Learning Fr. Kolvenbach said: "Tomorrow's 'whole person' cannot be whole without an educated awareness of society and culture with which to contribute socially, generously, in the real world...Students, in the course of their formation, must let the gritty reality of this world into their lives, so they can learn to feel it, think about it critically, respond to its suffering and engage it constructively. They should learn to perceive, think, judge, choose and act for the rights of others, especially the disadvantaged and the oppressed." With regard to Research and Teaching, Fr. Kolvenbach said: "The faculty's research ...not only obeys the canons of each discipline, but ultimately embraces human reality in order to help make the world a more fitting place for six billion of us to inhabit...[Needed is] a sustained interdisciplinary dialogue of research and reflection, a continuous pooling of expertise ...every discipline, beyond its necessary specialization, must engage with human society, human life, and the environment in appropriate ways, cultivating moral concern about how people ought to live together." In considering Our Way of Proceeding, Fr. Kolvenbach declares, "The first way, historically, that our universities began living out their faith-justice commitment was through their admissions policies, affirmative action for minorities, and scholarships for disadvantaged students; and these continue to be effective means. An even more telling expression of the Jesuit University's nature is found in policies concerning hiring and tenure. As a university it is necessary to respect the established academic, professional and labor norms, but as Jesuit it is essential to go beyond them and find ways of attracting, hiring and promoting those who actively share the mission."

"It must be stressed that Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World: Justice in Jesuit Higher Education is one of a few books that approaches social justice in such an informative, honest, and mission-centered fashion."--Journal of Catholic Education

Introduction: "A Fruitful New Branch" Rev. Dean Brackley, S. J., Part I: Formation and Learning Introduction to Formation and Learning, "Tomorrow's Whole Person': David J. O'Brien "Beauty Limmed in Violence: Experimenting with Protest Music in the Ignatian Classroom." Christopher Pramuk "Teaching Poverty in America Through the Arts." Carol Kelly "Encuentro Dominicano: Creighton University's Commitment to Education for Transformation." Tom Kelly "Bringing More than Good Intentions to New Orleans after Katrina: Teaching Social Analysis through an Academic Immersion Experience." Gary Perry, and Madeline Lovell "An Uncertain Journey: Adopting the Mission of Social Justice in A Political Science Department." John F. Freie and Susan M Behuniak Part II: Research and Teaching Introduction to Research and Teaching, 'An Active Hope': Lisa Sowle Cahill "Social Justice Themes in the Foreign Language Classroom: Successes and Challenges." Mary Zampini "Coffee for Justice: Chemistry and Engineering in Service to the Jesuit Mission with Small-holder Coffee Farmers of Nicaragua." Susan, Jackels, Charles Jackels, Carlos Vallejos, and Michael Marsolek "Personal Transformation and Curricula Change" Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Philip Greiner, Sheila Grossman, Alison Kris, Laurence Miners, and Joyce Shea "Doing Well by Doing Good: The Application of Ignatian Principles to Legal Education." David Koelsch, "The Promotion of Social Justice: Closing the Gap Between Rhetoric and Reality." Molly B. Pepper, Raymond Reyes, and Linda Tredennick Part III: Our Way of Proceeding Introduction to Our Way of Proceeding, 'Humanly in Today's World': Rev. Stephen A. Privett, S.J. "Jesuit Justice Conference, June 18 2009, Opening Remarks," Rev. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. "Transforming Ourselves in Order to Transform the World: A Local Immersion Program for Faculty and Staff in Jesuit Universities." Kent Koth "Nonviolently Transforming the Road to Jericho: How Can We Live This Work at Jesuit Colleges and Universities?" Anna Brown "The Ethic of Environmental Concern and the Jesuit Mission." Jennifer Tilghman-Havens "Companions, Prophets, Martyrs: Jesuit Education as Justice Education." Jeannine Hill Fletcher Conclusion: "Further and Deeper: The Future of the Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education." David McMenamin

ISBN: 9780823254309
ISBN-10: 0823254305
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 25th September 2013
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.3  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.64