Through the generosity of the Bannan family endowment, the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education sponsors academic events and supports scholarship that specifically furthers the Jesuit, Catholic character of the University. Bannan Institutes are yearlong thematic programs, which span academic, public, and pastoral offerings to engage Santa Clara University and the larger community around issues of contemporary religious, cultural, and theological debate.
October 15 | 4:00 pm, St. Clare Room Library and Learning Commons
October 26 | 12:00 pm, Williman Room Benson Memorial Center
October 24 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Multifaith Sanctuary, St. Joseph's Hall
How does Pope Francis' environmental encyclical invite us to care for our common home? In what ways are climate justice and sustainability central to the Ignatian spiritual tradition? How are the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth related? How do we practice a spirituality of sustainability?
February 11 | 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons
Recent decades have seen an unprecedented decline in global poverty. Yet this progress has been accompanied by an increase in economic and social inequality, both internationally and domestically. What are the implications of this trend? What does it mean to pursue the common good today? This lecture will draw on recent social science scholarship and Catholic social teaching to chart the promises and pitfalls facing global and local communities today. Read more.
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