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Faculty and Staff Involvement Opportunities

SPRING 2021 FACULTY & STAFF INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education provides ways for SCU faculty, staff, and administrators to deepen their understanding of SCU’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, to make it their own, and to discover and experience some of the many faces of Ignatian spirituality.

 

  • IGNATIAN DNA | Foundations in Our Ignatian Tradition

    This four-part series introduces faculty and staff to the basic history and concepts of the Jesuit, Catholic tradition of Santa Clara University. Participants meet to discuss readings with a cohort of other faculty and staff members as a means to illuminate and activate the Ignatian tradition in their work. Sessions focus on the history of the Jesuits and Jesuit education, core concepts of Jesuit education, the intellectual and spiritual tradition, and justice in the Ignatian tradition.

    The Spring Session is now open for registration.

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

  • SENSIBLE | A Down-to-Earth Spiritual Exercises Program

    This quarterly spirtual program is rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and is designed for SCU Faculty and Staff, keeping their very full schedules in mind. Sensible is an easy-to-use, gently guided, and extremely sensible way to dip your spiritual toes into the vast waters of Ignatian Spirituality. The program includes one info session, one spiritual exercise per week, and four group sharing sessions over the course of the quarter.

    The Spring Session is now open for registration.

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

     

  • FROM FRANCIS XAVIER TO NOW | Interreligious Dialogue and the Jesuits in Japan

    Join the Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum for an event with Ruben Habito, Professor of World Religions and Spirituality at the Perkins School of Theology, SMU. The event will examine early Jesuit efforts at interreligious encounters in Japan in the context of their mission of evangelization, Jesuit initiatives in interreligious dialogue in the post-Vatican II period, and offer some thoughts on contemporary dialogue.

    Tuesday | April 13 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

  • COVID-19, Technology, & the Human Spirit

    Join the Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum for a panel discussion on the COVID-19 epidemic and the global response.  The panel will examine a number of complex issues raised by Covid-19 around equality, human rights, and the value of various human groups and bodies, as these are marked by race, class, caste, or immigrant status.

    Wednesday | April 14, 2021 | 10:30 - 11:45 AM

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

  • The Canton Conference of 1668 and the Chinese Rites Controversy

    Join the Ignatian Center’s Bannan Forum for an event with Theirry Meynard, SJ, Professor of Philosophy, Sun Yat Sen National University, Taiwan. The event will evaluate controversies from the Canton Conference of 1868, for instance allowing vegetarians to be baptized or the continued practice of traditional rites towards ancestors and Confucius, from the modern point of view of inter-religious dialogue.

    Tuesday  |  April 20, 2021  |  6:00 - 7:30 PM

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

  • LUNCHTIME EXAMEN | Discerning God's Direction for Us

    The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education and Staff Senate invite you to the Lunchtime Examen. The Examen was developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola as a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God's presence and discern God's direction for us. Aware of just how much we are all going through these days, Tony Cortese, S.J. hopes to provide a calm, welcoming presence for ten minutes every Friday as we journey together in community through the Examen. 

    FRIDAYS  |  12:05 PM - 12:15 PM

    LEARN MORE & SIGN UP HERE

  • MISSION MONDAYS | Virtual Program

    This bi-weekly email series serves as an opportunity to connect with and celebrate the mission and tradition that unites our campus and the wider Jesuit network. Whether in times of crisis or in everyday situations, a deep engagement with the Jesuit mission shapes our actions and underpins our transformative vision of higher education. The mission of our institution also binds us together as we educate global citizens of conscience, competence, and compassion.  

    LEARN MORE HERE

  • SEARCH FOR WHAT MATTERS | Virtual Program

    This popular, in-person luncheon speaker series provides a space for the discussion of core values and experiences among SCU faculty, staff, students, and alumni. With SCU's ongoing social distancing requirements, we have continued to offer this program virtually, through regularly scheduled emails. While we can’t recreate the environment of the Williman Room during lunch, this reimagined format has proven to be a fun way to connect with members of our SCU community. 

    WATCH OUR LATEST INSTALLMENTS HERE