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FACULTY LEADER

José Casanova José Casanova
José Casanova is one of the world's top scholars in the sociology of religion. He is a professor at the Department of Sociology at Georgetown University, and heads the Berkley Center's Program on Globalization, Religion and the Secular. He has published works in a broad range of subjects, including religion and globalization, migration and religious pluralism, transnational religions, and...

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How does globalization intersect with the resurgence of public religion? To what extent do we live in a post-secular world? The Globalization, Religions, and the Secular program brings together leading scholars across disciplines to explore different dimensions of these questions across states, regions, and religious communities.

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José CasanovaJosé Casanova is one of the world's top scholars in the sociology of religion. He is a professor at the Department of Sociology at Georgetown...Thomas BanchoffThomas Banchoff is Vice President for Global Engagement at Georgetown University. He also serves as founding director of the Berkley Center for...

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Peter BalleisPeter Balleis
Peter Balleis, SJ., is the international director of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). Originally from Bavaria, Germany, he joined the Jesuits in...

Maria Clara BingemerMaria Clara Bingemer
Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer is a Brazilian theologian and academic at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC). Bingemer is an...

Francis ClooneyFrancis Clooney
Father Francis Clooney, S.J., is an American Jesuit and the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at the Harvard...

David HollenbachDavid Hollenbach
Father David Hollenbach, S.J., is an American Jesuit and the director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College...

Daniel MadiganDaniel Madigan
Father Daniel Madigan S.J., an Australian Jesuit priest, is the Jeanette W. and Otto J. Ruesch Family Associate Professor and director of Graduate...

John O'MalleyJohn O'Malley
Fr. John W. O’Malley, S.J., is a Jesuit priest and university professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University. His specialty is...

Sabina PavoneSabina Pavone
Sabina Pavone is a researcher in Modern History at the Faculty of Cultural Heritage of Fermo. Her scholarly research has been on religious history...

Antoni UcerlerAntoni Ucerler
Father Antoni Ucerler, S.J., is a British and Canadian Jesuit priest serving as a visiting associate professor in the Department of History at...



The Jesuits and Globalization

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This three-year project will examine the historical contributions of the Society of Jesus and in our increasingly global era. It will bring together leading scholars and practitioners to explore Jesuit innovations and legacies in the areas of mission, education, and justice. A symposium will address each thematic area and the project will culminate in a capstone conference—to be held in 2014, the bicentennial of the reestablishment of the Jesuit order—and in an edited book and a monograph.

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Themes/Symposia

Mission and Dialogue (Spring 2013). Only decades after its formation in 1540 the Society of Jesus had active missions around the world. In their global engagement Jesuits have combined a commitment to spread the Gospel with an embrace of dialogue with different cultures and religions. The symposium will center on the idea of human dignity that has historically animated Jesuit missions and remains critical today, given global imperatives of interreligious and intercultural understanding.

Education and the Human Person (Fall 2013). The Jesuit contribution to global education can be traced from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius (1548) through today’s global network of Jesuit schools, colleges, and universities. The commitment to “cura personalis” that informs the Exercises is a bridge between the medieval and Renaissance humanist conceptions of the human person. The symposium will address the relevance of the Jesuit model to efforts to reimagine liberal education in a global era.

Justice and the Common Good (Spring 2014). The founding document of the Society of Jesus invokes both the “glory of God and the common good.” Jesuits have often served as confessors to Catholic rulers and politicians. More significantly, they have made enduring contributions to the fields of law and human rights, and social justice. The symposium will address historical and contemporary Jesuit efforts to pursue the Common Good by bringing religious tradition into dialogue with the secular world.

The project will culminate in an edited book and a capstone conference in Rome in fall 2014, hosted by Gregorian University, to coincide with the bicentennial of the reinstatement of the Society of Jesus.
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INTERVIEWS

A Discussion with Paul Schweitzer, S.J., Professor of Mathematics at Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro

December 3, 2013
Background: In this exchange on December 3, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro, Fr. Paul Schweitzer, S.J., and Erin Shevlin discussed the implications of globalization for the Jesuit order and its work around the world. The conversation touched on the unique intersection of mathematics and religion as well...

A Discussion with Fr. Francisco Ivern Simó, S.J., Vice Rector of Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro

November 27, 2013
Background: In this exchange on November 27, 2013, Fr. Francisco Ivern Simó, S.J., and Erin Shevlin discussed the role of social justice in globalization. The conversation highlighted Fr. Ivern's personal experience of the Jesuit mission in the twenty-first-century global world and touched on the...

A Discussion with Fr. Luis Corrêa Lima, Professor of Theology, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro

November 27, 2013
Background: With a focus on the particular challenges and implications of Jesuit work in Brazil, Fr. Luis Corrêa Lima, S.J., and Erin Shevlin discussed contemporary globalization and its intersections with the Catholic Church in this conversation on November 27, 2013, in Rio de Janeiro. The...

A Discussion with Charlie Davy, S.J., Teacher, Ireland

July 30, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 30, 2012 in Galway, Ireland, Charlie Davy, S.J. and Colin Steele discussed the state of the Catholic Church in Ireland, specifically its role in the educational system. They also considered how values-based education might help the nation cope with the reality...

A Discussion with Frank Sammon, S.J., former director of the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Ireland

July 27, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 27, 2012, in Dublin, Frank Sammon, S.J. and Colin Steele discussed the role of the Jesuits and the Church in Ireland.

A Discussion with Gerry O'Hanlon, S.J., Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, Ireland

July 27, 2012
Background: In this exchange in Dublin on July 27, 2012, Gerry O'Hanlon, S.J., and Colin Steele discussed social theology and how the Catholic Church's lived understanding of authority may shift in the future. O'Hanlon points to the recent economic crisis as an impetus for deeper discussion about...

A Conversation with Michael Barnes, SJ, Professor of Theology at Heythrop College, London

July 24, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 24, 2012 in London, Fr. Michael Barnes, SJ and Colin Steele discussed eastern religions and interfaith dialogue. They discussed how interfaith dialogue is not a zero-sum game and the future of the Church in the East.


A Conversation with Michael Kirwan, SJ, Professor of Theology at Heythrop College, London

July 24, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 24, 2012 in London, Michael Kirwan, SJ, and Colin Steele discussed the intersection of politics and religion, drawing on Fr. Kirwan's professional academic work. The conversation also covered theology in a secularized age, the role of theology in globalization...

A Discussion with Michael Holman, S.J., Principal of Heythrop College

July 24, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 24, 2012 in London, Fr. Michael Holman, S.J., and Colin Steele discussed the intersection of religion and education. Fr. Holman told Colin about the state of Catholic education in England and why he sees its flourishing as important. The two also discussed the...

A Conversation with Tim Curtis, SJ, Director of Jesuit Missions, United Kingdom

July 23, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 23, 2012 in London, Fr. Tim Curtis, SJ, and Colin Steele discussed missions work and inculturation. The two also discussed the state of the Catholic Church in England and Guyana, the charism of Jesuit education, and the way time and globalization has altered...

A Discussion with Damian Howard, S.J., Professor of Muslim-Christian Relations at Heythrop College, London

July 23, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 23, 2012 in London, Fr. Damian Howard, S.J. and Colin Steele discussed culture and globalization. Fr. Howard explained his critique of liberalism and also elaborated on his work in areas foreign to Christianity and Western culture. The two also discussed the...

A Discussion with Martin Kiet-Pham, S.J., Scholastic, London

July 23, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 23, 2012 via Skype in London, Martin Kiet-Pham, S.J. and Colin Steele discussed the status of the Catholic Church and the Jesuits in Vietnam. In addition, the conversation also covers the differences between Vietnam and Europe and the status of the Jesuits.


A Discussion with Michael Campbell-Johnston, S.J., Founder of the Jesuit Refugee Service, British Provincial, United Kingdom

July 23, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 23, 2012, in London, Michael Campbell-Johnston, S.J. and Colin Steele discussed Jesuit efforts in the social apostolate and Jesuit views on globalization and social justice.

A Conversation with Antonio Spadaro, SJ, Journalist at Civiltà Cattolica Review, Rome

July 21, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 21, 2012 in Rome, Fr. Antonio Spadaro, SJ, and Colin Steele discussed cybertheology and the work Fr. Spadaro engages with at the Civiltà Cattolica Review. Fr. Spadaro points out how the rise of the Internet brings forth new questions of theology and teaching,...

A Conversation with Xavier Jeyraj, SJ, Assistant of the Secretariat for Social Justice and Ecology of the General Curia of the Society of Jesus, Rome

July 20, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 20, 2012 in Rome, Fr. Xavier Jeyraj, SJ and Colin Steele discussed the concept of ecological justice. Fr. Jeyraj argues that ecological justice has significant impart on the population, economic, and spiritual crises of out time. They also discuss mobility of...

A Discussion with Fr. Peter Balleis, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service, Italy

July 19, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 19, 2012 in Rome, Fr. Peter Balleis, SJ, and Colin Steele discussed the intersection of globalization and refugees. Fr. Balleis talks about the biggest risks he sees for the refugee community and the manner in which the system needs reform. The nature of the...

A Discussion with Luciano La Rivera, S.J., Journalist at Civiltà Cattolica Review, Rome

July 18, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 18, 2012 in Rome, Luciano La Rivera, S.J. and Colin Steele discussed La Rivera's work as a reporter for a Vatican publication. In addition, they discussed the state of the Catholic Church in Italy, as well as the Catholic Church's role in international...

A Discussion with Josep "Pep" Maria, S.J., ESADE, Spain

July 14, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 14, 2012 in Madrid, Josep "Pep" Maria, S.J., and Colin Steele discussed Jesuit universities and education. The two also conversed about Jesuits working at business schools and the state of the Jesuits in Spain today.


A Discussion with Gabino Uribarri Bilbao, S.J., Dean of the Faculty of Theology at Comillas Pontifical University, Spain

July 12, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 12, 2012, in Madrid, Spain, Gabino Uribarri Bilbao, S.J. and Colin Steele discussed the nature of current Jesuit universities, looking specifically at globalization and secularization.

A Discussion with Ignacio Bone, S.J., Clinical Practitioner and Professor of Psychiatry, Comillas Pontifical University, Spain

July 12, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 12, 2012 in Madrid, Fr. Ignacio Boné, S.J., and Colin Steele discussed the European crisis and the future of young people in Europe today. Fr. Boné talked about the effects of Europeanization and unemployment have on a globalized Spain. The two also discussed...

A Discussion with Alberto Ares, S.J., Institute for Migration Studies, U. P. Comillas, Madrid

July 10, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 10, 2012 in Madrid, Fr. Alberto Ares, S.J., and Colin Steele discussed migration and globalization. Fr. Ares talked about his development as a Jesuit and how his travels around the world have shaped his research on migration and its interaction with a newly...

A Discussion with Julio Martinez, S.J., Rector of the Comillas Pontifical University, Spain

July 10, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 10, 2012 in Madrid, Fr. Julio Martinez, S.J., and Colin Steele discussed Catholic university education. Fr. Martinez elaborated on his work on pre-political religion and his plans for the university he now runs. The two also discussed the state of the Jesuits...

A Discussion with Christian Herwartz, S.J., Jesuit and Migrant Advocate, Germany

July 3, 2012
Background:In this exchange on July 3, 2012, in Berlin, Christian Herwartz, S.J. and Colin Steele discussed the life and role of migrants in Germany, the role of migration in the Catholic Church, and Herwartz's role and feelings about the Church.

A Discussion with Clemens Kascholke, nS.J., Jesuit Novice, Germany

July 3, 2012
Background: In this exchange on July 3, 2012, in Berlin, Germany, Clemens Kascholke, nS.J. and Colin Steele discussed Ignatian spirituality, Kascholke's vocation and the life of a novice, and the state of the Catholic Church in Europe.

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The Jesuits and Globalization: Justice and the Common Good

May 8, 2014
The founding document of the Society of Jesus invokes both the “glory of God and the common good.” Jesuits have often served as confessors to Catholic rulers and politicians. More significantly, they have made enduring contributions to the fields of law and human rights, and social justice.

This...

Education and the Human Person in the Jesuit Tradition

October 25, 2013
For more than four centuries the Society of Jesus have been innovators in education around the world. From its origins in the thought and practice of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Jesuit education has centered on the formation of the human person and service to the wider community. Since 2013,...

The Jesuits, Globalization, and Dialogue

April 19, 2013
Only decades after its formation in 1540, the Society of Jesus had active missions around the world. In their global engagement Jesuits have combined a commitment to spread the Gospel with an embrace of dialogue with different cultures and religions.

This symposium explored the Jesuit approach...