Conference Information

"We are not monks!...The world is our house," is a phrase used often and insisted upon by Jerónimo Nadal, S.J., one of the earliest leader of the Jesuits. His insistence rings true today, amid the globalization of society and its ever-changing realities on our Jesuit campuses.

Representatives from each of the Heartland-Delta Jesuit colleges and universities will gather:

  • To remember together the Jesuit values which underlie our work
  • To reflect on ?the signs of the times? in light of global issues
  • To explore our responses to these issues in light of our Jesuit mission
  • To inspire each another to acts of justice and compassion
  • To find support for our common work across campuses and disciplines

Keynote Addresses

"A Future Not Yet Our Own" presented by John Allen

John L. Allen, Jr., senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and author of "The Future Church: How Ten Trends are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church," will offer a glimpse of the future by looking at trends sure to affect Jesuit campuses and the world of tomorrow's students.

"The Invisible Have A Voice: The Call From Society's Margins" presented by Sr. Kathleen Erickson, RSM

Kathleen Erickson, R.S.M., co-founder and former director of the Women's Intercultural Center in Anthony, N. Mex., will share stories of those on the margins of society and their call to those who live amid the comforts and securities of higher education.

"An Ignatian Invitation: Look Within, Reach Beyond" presented by Larry Gillick, S.J.

Larry Gillick, S.J., director of the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Creighton University, will invite participants to reflect on the world within - us as individuals and our University communities - and the world beyond the walls of the university, and Ignatius' invitation to those in Jesuit higher education today.