Past Institutes

2014-2015 Institute: Ignatian Leadership

BI 14-15 Ignatian Leadership Final Icon ImageThe 2014-2015 Bannan Institute: Shaped by the Spiritual Exercises, the this Bannan Institute explores the theme of Ignatian leadership as a vocational practice or way of proceeding that seeks to affect personal and communal transformation.

2013-2014 Institute: What Good is God?

csf-2013-pastThe 2013-2014 Bannan Institute: What Good is God explores the significance of secular and religious culture in civil society; engage the questions and resources of emergent scientific, technological, and religious paradigms; and consider the nature and role of religion within higher education.

2012-2013 Institute: Sacred Texts in the Public Sphere

md-1314-SacredTextsThe 2012-2013 Bannan Institute: Sacred Text in the Public Sphere explores the content, meaning, and activity of sacred texts from a range of traditions, as these texts have been interpreted, performed, imaged, embodied, and contested in the public sphere.


Each Bannan Institute spans academic, public, and pastoral offerings to engage Santa Clara University and the larger community around issues of contemporary religious, cultural, and theological significance.

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