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Bannan Forum

The Bannan Forum of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education collaboratively leads faculty, staff, administrators, and students in advancing the Jesuit, Catholic vocation of Santa Clara University as a transformative social force, building a more humane, just, and sustainable world.

Focused on (though not limited to) the intersection of faith, culture, and questions of justice and reconciliation, Bannan Forum programming promotes and makes accessible the comprehensive humanism of the Jesuit intellectual heritage, bringing it to bear on contemporary global realities.  Through public events, print publications, and digital offerings, the Forum brings the Santa Clara University community and the larger public in Silicon Valley and beyond into conversations emerging from SCU’s distinctive character and mission.


TECHNOLOGY & THE HUMAN SPIRIT

A DAY-LONG SYMPOSIUM


FRIDAY | MAY 8, 2020 | SCU RECITAL HALL

Join us for this one-day symposium as we explore the most profound and complex questions about technology and the human spirit, engaging diverse partners in conversation and action.

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Fr. Louis I. Bannan, S.J.


The Bannan Institute seeks to cultivate the University’s moral and spiritual, as well as intellectual and aesthetic values. This involves seeking answers for not only ‘what is’ but ‘what ought to be,’ and it means encouraging the search for a faith that promotes justice.

TedxSCU:
Defining Humanity


The Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum is teaming up with TedxSCU to host a specially tailored event, “Defining Humanity.” This event will explore the intersection of technology and humanity, and foster conversations about where our world is heading in the face of new technological advancements.

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Spring 2018

explore Journal


The Spring 2018 explore Journal examines pressing issues of racial and ethnic justice, economic justice, gender justice, and environmental justice facing our world today.

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The 2016-2018 Bannan Institute: Is There A Common Good in Our Common Home? A Summons to Solidarity explored pressing issues of racial and ethnic justice, economic justice, gender justice, and environmental justice facing our world today, and helped to advance the Jesuit, Catholic vocation of SCU, building a more humane, just, and sustainable world.


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“The more universal the good is, the more is it divine.” 
-- St. Ignatius of Loyola 

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The Bannan Legacy

On March 23, SCU's historic home for alumni was renamed the Bannan Alumni House, in honor of Louis Bannan, S.J. and the entire Bannan family. The Bannan Family's affiliation with SCU is something near and dear to the heart of the Ignatian Center, which was originally named the Bannan Foundation for Christian Values in 1982. We continue to honor this SCU family legacy through our Bannan Forum programming.

  

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Is There a Common Good in Our Common Home? A podcast exploring the question: Is There a Common Good in Our Common Home?

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A.I. for the Common Good

Last month, Pope Francis hosted big names in the tech world for a three-day forum in the Vatican. He warned that the race to create artificial intelligence poses the risk of increasing social inequality unless the work is accompanied by an ethical evaluation of the common good. NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman sat down with Rev. Dorian Llywelyn, SJ, Executive Director of the Ignatian Center, to discuss the Pope's address.