Multifaith and the Mission
February 2013 Newsletter

     


Multifaith Ministry and Ignatian Spirituality

See and hear Abby King-Kaiser, Assistant Director, Ecumenical and Multifaith of Xavier University, discuss the impact of multifaith ministry.

 
Watch the video.


Thursday Interfaith Dinner Discussions

Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University?s Interfaith Council arranges ?Thursday Interfaith Dinner Discussions? that welcome all who are interested to gather for dinner about every other week. Students talk about different faiths and ideas on diverse topics. 

To read more about the Thursday Interfaith Dinner Discussions, click here.

Diversity

Highlighted Term

Jesuit universities and schools are respected for academic excellence, the promotion of social justice, and "finding God in all things." These mission-driven values, as well as the necessity to prepare students for a rapidly changing multicultural and global society, draws Jesuit educational institutions to lead in the call for diversity and the inclusion of all peoples. A respect for all human persons and differences is a significant aspect of the history of the Society of Jesus. Ignatius Loyola befriended fellow students who were quite different from himself with regard to social class, age, and nationality ? rather unique in the 1500's; they became the founding companions. Most recently, the Society has addressed relationships with non-Catholics and women, see GC 34.

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Resources for Lent and Easter

Featured Resource

This website features printable prayer cards, seasonal calendars, and other online resources for Lent and Easter. Click here.

 


Featured Prayer

Golden Chain Prayer

We are a link in Amida's golden chain of love that stretches around the world, we will keep our link bright and strong.

We will be kind and gentle to every living thing and protect all who are weaker than ourselves.

We will think pure and beautiful thoughts, say pure and beautiful words, and do pure and beautiful deeds.

May every link in Amida's chain of love be bright and strong, and may we all attain perfect peace.
- Buddha


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Print free prayer cards

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Monthly Reflection

"We should all know that diversity makes for rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color."

-Maya Angelou
(Picture by Jessica McCoy)

More reflections can be found in the book, Creating Privileged Moments.

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Conference Highlights

Graduate Deans
St. Louis University, March 2013
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Library Deans
St. Joseph's University, March 4-7, 2013
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Criminal Justice Educators
ACJS Annual Conference, March 19-23, 2013
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Pastoral, Theological and Ministerial Education
Chicago, IL, April 4-6, 2013
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View schedule for all conferences.

 

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