Archive for December, 2012

“Social Justice Solidarity” from Inside Loyola

Posted on: December 17th, 2012

In November, a group of Loyola students attended the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. This is a conference for students interested in social justice issues, Catholic Social Teaching, and the spirituality of St. Ignatius.

“Emanuel calls for assault weapons bans in Illinois, nationwide” from the Chicago Tribune

Posted on: December 17th, 2012

In the wake of gun violence in Chicago and around the country, Mayor Emanuel calls for assault weapons bans in Chicago, Illinois, and the nation.

“Organizing bike rides for the homeless wasn’t enough, so Syracuse man shares his home, too” from The Post-Standard

Posted on: December 17th, 2012

LeMoyne College graduate Andrew Lunetta, who runs the Pedal to Possibilities program for the homeless, decided to share a home with those who are homeless in his area in an amazing feat of service.

“Jesuit Conference Statement on Taxes and the Fiscal Cliff” from the Society of Jesus in the United States

Posted on: December 17th, 2012

The U.S. Jesuit Conference has published a statement on the impending “Fiscal Cliff” approaching via the Federal Budget. The statement includes the call to foster the common good.

Science Education as a Force for Social Justice

Posted on: December 14th, 2012

By David Slavsky
Director for the Center for Science and Math Education
Professor of Physics and Natural Science

It has become almost an axiom of current political discussions that America’s educational system is lacking, and that the failure becomes especially apparent when comparing American students’ test scores in science and mathematics with…

Justice Wore Diamonds

Posted on: December 14th, 2012

“Justice Wore Diamonds” is a poem written Madeline Anderson, a graduate student in the Institute of Pastoral Studies’ program for Community Development and Social Justice.

Justice wore diamonds to dinner and spoke of the
Common Good.
She danced, laughed, socialized and
to balance the expectations of formality
She knew the correct answers and held witty
That included a majority of the guests to question…