Education and the Human Person in the Jesuit Tradition

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, Georgetown University's Jesuits and Globalization project has brought together leading scholars to assess the historical significance and contemporary relevance of the Jesuit experience for education and the related areas of mission and dialogue, and justice and human rights. The panel discussion at Campion Hall, Oxford, explored connections between Jesuit spirituality and educational practice and how they relate to the challenge of preparing university students for citizenship and leadership in a globalizing world.

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