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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 [...]

Teaching and Learning: Field Education and the Business of Curiosity

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their [...]

Teaching and Learning: “I’m an Over-Achieving Perfectionist”

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their [...]

Teaching and Learning: Discussing Poetry at the Crack of Dawn

Teaching and Learning: Discussing Poetry at the Crack of Dawn

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their [...]

Teaching and Learning: Not a Parrot in a Cage

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their [...]

Teaching and Learning: The Importance of Studying and Reflecting on Pedagogy

This semester in the IPS Foundations of Social Justice course, students began the semester by thinking about what it means to teach and learn. They were challenged to not only think of themselves as students or learners, but also as teachers who will share the knowledge they learn as they practice social justice in their [...]

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 [...]

Challenged and Changed: IPS Student Erin Kane Reflects on Kenya Trip

Challenged and Changed: IPS Student Erin Kane Reflects on Kenya Trip

Erin Kane in front of an Elephant Orphanage in Kenya.

Public health, poverty, housing equality and women’s empowerment—the needs of the world are great. That’s why for Erin Kane, it was difficult to decide where to focus her career. But her study abroad experience in Kenya through Loyola’s Institute of Pastoral Studies gave her the [...]

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 [...]

IPS Newsletter, February 23, 2012

The Institute of Pastoral Studies NEWSLETTER is an occasional communication to IPS students, faculty, alums and friends of IPS. The latest edition is now online at: http://www.luc.edu/ips/IPS_Newsletter.shtml. Highlights include among other items:
Commissioning Ritual and Party for graduates, all students, faculty and staff
Jim Wallis IPS lecture, April 11th
Summer Course Registration now open on LOCUS