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60: IPS Dean Schmisek Reflects On A Troubling Number

60: IPS Dean Schmisek Reflects On A Troubling Number

September 21, 2017

In light of recent events, IPS Dean Brian Schmisek penned an opinion piece reflecting on the rising sentiments of racism and sexual assault we are seeing in the national discourse.

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By Brian Schmisek

60.  That number is the percent of white Catholics who voted for President Trump, the candidate […]

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 […]

Holy Week and the Death Penalty

The article, “400+ Catholic and evangelical leaders want to kill the death penalty” from The Washington Post, talks about the recent letter from Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza that supports the abolishment of the death penalty in the US. The letter was signed by hundreds of Catholic and evangelical leaders, including professors from IPS. 


“As Christians preparing for the […]

Loyola IPS Honors Ignatian Heritage and Sponsors Teach-in for Justice

Loyola IPS Honors Ignatian Heritage and Sponsors Teach-in for Justice

It is Ignatian Heritage Month and what better way to celebrate than by attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice (IFTJ).

With a exceptional list of speakers and an expected attendance of 1,300 people, IFTJ is happy to offer members of the Ignatian family the chance to unite in social justice to learn, reflect, pray, network and advocate […]

Loyola Looks to the Future with New Archbishop

Loyola Looks to the Future with New Archbishop

This past weekend, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, to succeed Cardinal Francis George as the Archbishop of Chicago.

We would like to personally add our congratulations to Archbishop-designate Cupich and look forward to working with him to meet the needs of the Archdiocese of Chicago!

This is a time of joy and hope […]

IPS Professor, Kevin O’Connor

IPS Professor, Kevin O’Connor

This week’s member of the week at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago  is Kevin E. O’Connor! Kevin E. O’Connor, CSP is a corporate consultant, professional speaker and educator specializing in technical professionals leading teams of their former peers. Thank you Kevin for being a great member of The Metropolitan Club. Contact him at kevin@kevinoc.com

Kevin is […]

Housing as a Justice Issue

from Susan Rans, MA Social Justice Community Development Graduate Program Director 

     No matter which direction you turn these days, the issue of housing appears.  The struggling economy?  Collapse of the housing bubble and its questionable finances.  Neighborhood decline?  Mortgage foreclosures and their impact.  Unemployment? About one fifth of jobs are related to housing.  Homelessness?  See […]

An Appeal for Border Justice

One of my proudest moments at IPS (not that I had anything to do with it!) was when 3 IPS students formed the White Rose Catholic Worker House a couple of years ago.  Their community has grown, and their commitment to living and teaching Social Justice has been without boundaries.  As a matter of fact, they are looking for […]