2018 Doyle Symposium: Teaching and Learning for Reconciliation

In 2016, Arturo Sosa, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, named reconciliation as a top priority for Jesuits, stating that reconciliation requires that we “strive for reconciliation between human beings, reconciliation with God and reconciliation with the created world.” As a community of scholars, students, and staff, we continue to address reconciliation related to both historic and current events through Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit mission. This difficult work requires open and frank dialogue on sensitive and challenging topics. The Doyle Program aims to foster and support these conversations across campus.

This year’s Doyle Engaging Difference Symposium brought together Jesuits, students, faculty, and staff at Georgetown to explore the task of putting reconciliation to work on our campus and in our world. Discussion was centered on the following questions: How does the pursuit of a just society shape our academic mission? How do our teaching, learning, and research give voice to the mission of reconciliation? How can we mobilize our community’s diverse resources as we strive for peace and equity at Georgetown and beyond? Panel discussion was followed by an audience conversation.

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. It is part of the Doyle Engaging Difference Program.

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