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Solidarity in Action: Unite + Resist

Solidarity in Action: Unite + Resist

Just a few days after the new president was inaugurated, he began making drastic changes in our country. People took to the streets, and the airports, in protest of the measure which banned immigrants  from seven Muslim countries, and Syrian refugees. Though it was denied that this was a  “Muslim ban”, it is hard to […]

This is What Democracy Looks Like

This is What Democracy Looks Like

On January 21, 2017, the day after the new presidential inauguration, people marched in cities all over the country for the largest protest in the history of the United States of America and more joined around the world in organized events with the title of  “Women’s March”.  Students and faculty of Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral […]

IPS Faculty Member Dr. Michael Canaris Awarded STL

IPS Faculty Member Dr. Michael Canaris Awarded STL


In January 2017, Michael Canaris was awarded a postdoctoral Licentiate in Sacred Theology specializing in Ecumenism from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas, more commonly referred to as the Angelicum.  His tesina (a lengthy required research project) was focused on ecumenical responses to human trafficking and contemporary slavery.  The research drew in elements from many […]

Statement of AJCU Presidents on Undocumented Students

November 30, 2016

As Presidents of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities we feel spiritually and morally compelled to raise a collective voice confirming our values and commitments as Americans and educators. We represent colleges and universities from across our nation with more than 215,000 students and 21,000 faculty, and over 2 million living alumni.

Grounded in our […]

An Advent Reflection

Advent is the liturgical period leading up to the feast of Christmas.

A driving dynamic of Advent is hope.  If we had nothing to hope for,
there would be no point to this season.  The original hope was for a
child to be born who would bring justice and peace to the world and
who would heal the rift […]

IPS Damen Award nominations

Dear IPS Alumni,

It is our sincere hope that this letter finds you well.  We are contacting you as fellow Loyola University Chicago alumni and members of the Development Committee of the Institute of Pastoral Studies Advisory Council.  In brief, we are seeking your assistance in identifying outstanding IPS alumni as candidates for the Damen Award.

The […]

Election Statement from IPS

Dear Students,

Today marks one week since our nation’s historic election. Thoughtful and informed statements have been issued by Loyola’s new President Dr. Rooney, our Vice President for Student Development and President of Student Government, our Archbishop, and countless others calling for harmony in working for the common good, mutual respect and dialogue, and care for […]

Meet Mike McCauley

Meet Mike McCauley

 Meet Mike McCauley, in coming to IPS, he’s actually training for his third or fourth career. He’s worked as a journalist, communication professor and health communication researcher. Now Mike is in the IPS Mdiv program.

Why did you decide to come study at Loyola?

While I was good at my past jobs, they […]

Meet Elesha West

Meet Elesha West

Meet Elesha West, she’s a recent grad of Baylor University in Waco,Texas. During her undergraduate career she studied Medical Humanities and Religion. Over the years she has been actively involved in outreach and evangelism ministry in the capacity of running a summer outreach program for the south suburbs of Chicago for six consecutive […]

The Refugee Crisis: Hospitality in The Midst of Global Indifference

The Refugee Crisis: Hospitality in The Midst of Global Indifference

Victor Hugo once wrote that “contemplating shadows is a serious thing.” And to a large degree, I think that’s what this panel is an effort to do, to fix our collective gazes upon marginalized communities who are living at the existential peripheries of an interconnected and interdependent world. That is to say, to […]