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As we inch ever-closer to returning to normalcy and in-person programming, the Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum continues to maintain its focus on offering high caliber virtual events. We are excited to share some of these upcoming excellent virtual opportunities, with the goal of engaging critical questions and sparking reflection for key issues in our world today, especially as we imagine our tomorrows.

We hope you’ll join us for these virtual events from wherever you call home - here, there, and everywhere.

Michael Nuttall
Interim Executive Director

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TUESDAY  |  FEBRUARY 16  |  5:00 PM

Join the Ignatian Center's Bannan Forum for a conversation with Dr. Norman Wirzba on urban agrarianism, ecological responsibility and creation. Dr. Wirzba will be joined by Paul Schutz and Katharine Rondthaler to discuss how reshaping our perceptual and imaginative relationship to creation might foster ecological and social responsibility in keeping with the values of agrarian life.

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TUESDAY  |  FEBRUARY 23  |  6:00 PM

Join the Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum for an event with Thomas Cattoi, Associate Professor of Christology and Cultures and Dwan Family Endowed Chair in Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue. This event will introduce Ippolito Desideri, SJ and his mission to Tibet in the early 18th Century and will outline Desideri's theological engagement of Tibetan Buddhism.

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THURSDAY  |  FEBRUARY 25  |  5:00 PM

Join the Ignatian Center's Bannan Forum for an interreligious panel on ecological and social justice. Panelists will discuss various traditions' views on creation and humanity's place within creation, as well as the social and ecological responsibilities that flow from these views, including:

- the place of humans within creation in spiritual or religious traditions
- the implications of different theologies/philosophies of creation and humanity
- the intersection of these issues with issues of race, gender, and coloniality

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TUESDAY  |  MARCH 2  |  4:00 PM 

Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio and Dr. Gerald J. Beyer will discuss how Catholic social teaching might shape university responses to current pressing issues, including worker justice, diversity and inclusion, and admissions/financial aid. As universities, including SCU, confront the challenge of Covid-19 in the context of increasing corporatization of higher education, Rubio and Beyer will ask, "What would a just university look like? Can universities practice justice and succeed in today's competitive environment?"

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 View the full calendar of events here.

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