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Jesuits Lobby for Immigration Reform

Jesuits nationwide are taking action in response to the large-scale child immigration crisis that began this summer as tens of thousands of children — many unaccompanied by parents or guardians — from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico migrated to the United States. The Jesuit Conference of the United States[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
QUALLEN: Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading

QUALLEN: Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading

Thomas Mulledy and the Jesuits had a problem. Actually, they had hundreds of them: Across 12,000 acres, 272 slaves toiled to feed the sprawling plantation system upon which the Maryland Jesuits built their provincial enterprise. But this system was under threat. By the 1830s, the rumblings of abolitionism imperiled both[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 13 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Rev. John W. Padberg, S.J., spoke at a lecture marking the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus.

Jesuit Restoration Anniversary Kicks Off Lecture Series

Rev. John W. Padberg, S.J., delivered a lecture in Dahlgren Chapel to mark the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus on Thursday afternoon. Padberg delineated the history and evolution of the Jesuit community in the United States, and highlighted how the suppression of the Jesuits impacted[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Reflecting in Action, Not Acting in Action

“How are you?” “Really busy.” “I know, right? Me, too. I’m super busy.” “I was up until 4.” “That’s nothing, I was up even later … ” Sound familiar? We hear these encounters all the time. Our culture and our campus are really busy. Are we too busy? Is being[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GUSA Aligns With Jesuit Student Associations

The Georgetown University Student Association Senate voted to join the National Jesuit Student Government Association and to adopt the NJSGA constitution Sunday. The NJSGA will be the first entirely student-run organization to be a part of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and will foster communication among student leaders[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Disaster Prep for Student Volunteers

Over spring break, four Georgetown University undergraduates and one graduate student will take part in the Atlantic Hope humanitarian disaster simulation in conjunction with the Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network in Fort Pierce, Fla. The simulation, which will occur from March 6 through 9 at the Public Safety Training Complex[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Jesuit Coalition Backs Immigration Reform

Georgetown joined more than 30 Jesuit institutions across the country this week in calling on the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, a Jesuit social justice organization, organized the “Fall Call,” in which Jesuit universities, parishes and high schools celebrated Masses and encouraged community members to[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Taking Pride and Joy in Catholic Identity

In his book, “Idea of a University,” Cardinal John Henry Newman states that “the human spirit must be cultivated in such a way that there results a growth in its ability to wonder, to understand, to contemplate, to make personal judgments and to develop a religious, moral and social sense.”[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Opinion
O’BRIEN: For MLK and Ignatius, Dreams Ignite Change

O’BRIEN: For MLK and Ignatius, Dreams Ignite Change

Tomorrow the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. About a quarter million people — including members of the Georgetown community — congregated on the National Mall in 1963 for what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called “the greatest demonstration for freedom[Read More…]

by August 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion
ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

ROGERS: As End Nears, Keep Finals in Perspective

I will never forget a gift that a Jesuit brother of mine named John gave me during my first semester at Fordham University, where I studied philosophy many years ago. The gift came on a cold December morning after I had been studying all day for a final examination I[Read More…]

by April 19, 2013 0 comments Commentary, Opinion