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No Room at the Inn: A Bold Response to Street Homelessness Home and Abroad

No Room at the Inn: A Bold Response to Street Homelessness Home and Abroad

     
On April 6, 2017, The Institute of Pastoral Studies and Alumni Relations cosponsored a panel discussion event to discuss homelessness at the international, national and local levels. The panel of distinguished guests was made up of: Mark McGreevey from the Institute of Global Homelessness, Dr. Nonie Brennen, the CEO of All Chicago, Making […]

Book Announcement: Organizing Church: Grassroots Practices for Embodying Change in Your Congregation, Your Community, and Our World

Book Announcement: Organizing Church: Grassroots Practices for Embodying Change in Your Congregation, Your Community, and Our World

Watch Dr. Daniel Rhodes, IPS faculty member,talk about his recently released book: Organizing Church: Grassroots Practices for Embodying Change in Your Congregation, Your Community, and Our World.

 

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“Lots of people are fed up with ‘organized religion.’ They recognize that religion is too often poorly organized-or well organized around the wrong purposes! Drawing wisdom from the important […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is the role of the Jesuit universities?

What is the role of the Jesuit universities?

A university as a straight line from the Jesuits must point to a global formation, not only intellectual, a formation of the whole human person. In fact if the university becomes simply an academy of ideas or a «factory» of professionals or a mentality centered on business prevails in its structure then it is truly […]

IPS alum, James Mastaler, published in New Theology Review: A Catholic Journal of Theology

James Mastaler, a PhD candidate here at Loyola University Chicago and a graduate of the MA in Social Justice program, recently submitted an article to the Catholic Theological Union’s request for proposals to a special edition on “Ecology & Religion” in New Theology Review:  A Catholic Journal of Theology and Ministry. The article was accepted and […]

IPS students present their research in San Diego!

IPS students present their research in San Diego!

This past week I accompanied 9 of our students from the MA in Social Justice and Community Development program as we attended the 10th Annual Action Research Conference at the University of San Diego. Our students were asked to come and present their research that they completed during their spring Applied Research course. This course […]

Catholic Research Resources Alliance Symposium at DePaul Oct. 15-16

Please join us on October 15 and 16, 2012 at DePaul University in the city of Chicago for a fall symposium co-sponsored by the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) and DePaul University.
Our participants – scholars, librarians, and archivists – will explore the multifaceted issue of social justice in the Church and in Catholic history and […]

Chicken Nuggets and Family Values

Chicken Nuggets and Family Values

Melissa Browning, PhD

“You are what you eat.” At least that’s what both my mother and the healthy eating campaigns of my childhood constantly reminded me.  As an adult consumer, I hope that my choices on what I buy and what I eat, reflect not only my likes but also an informed conscience.  Recently appointed […]