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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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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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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...