Global Education and the Mission
February 2012 Newsletter

Jesuit Education: Higher Education at the Margins

Gonzaga University's Dr. Mary McFarland discusses the importance of her newest mission-centered venture: bringing higher education to refugee camps. This video was a joint project between Dr. McFarland, Prof. Dan Garrity and Broadcasting major Mandi Price.

Watch the video.

School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Georgetown University

Just over six years ago, Georgetown University brought its Jesuit tradition of teaching excellence and global leadership to Qatar. The institution, called Georgetown?s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q), is currently comprised of 203 students who claim 54 nationalities.

Read more about the School of of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Jesuit Commons

Though often considered just a temporary living arrangement, refugee camps and refugee populations are increasingly static. Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins is one of numerous initiatives being facilitated by the Jesuit Commons, a "virtual meeting place" where a millions-strong global network of individuals, schools and institutions collaborate to benefit poor communities.

Read more about Higher Education at the Margins.

Ball, Frances

Highlighted Term

At a time when the Sisters of Loreto (formal title: Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary) were forbidden by the church to acknowledge Mary Ward (1585-1645) as their foundress, a remarkable religious woman, Dublin-born, very different in talents and temperament from Mary Ward, but imbued with her ideals?Teresa Ball?brought the Loreto spirit from York, northern England, to Dublin, Ireland (1821), where it spread and brought its schools to India (1841), Canada (1847), Spain (1851) and elsewhere. ?Today there are 150 Loreto schools and colleges around the world educating as many as 70,000 students in places like Sudan, Australia, Peru and Gibraltar as well as Ireland and the UK? (MacDonald, The Tablet).

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Lighting the Way: Graduate Studies

Featured Resource

This excellent book of reflections on Jesuit values was written by graduate students for graduate students. Articles include: Cura Personalis, Discernment, Finding God in All Things, and several others. The book ends with reflection questions on how these values might impact the graduate student?s studies and worldview.

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Featured Prayer

A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. We are called to play the Good Samaritan on life's road side, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life's highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. Compassion sees that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth.


Let us pray:
Ever present God, you called us to be in relationship with one another and promised to dwell wherever two or three are gathered. In our community, we are many different people; we come from many different places, have many different cultures. Open our hearts that we may be bold in finding the riches of inclusion and the treasures of diversity among us. We pray in faith.

-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Monthly Reflection

"Learn to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not"

-Henri Frederic Amiel
(Picture by Erick Ball)

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

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Conference Highlights

Campus Ministry Directors
Scottsdale, AZ, March 20-23, 2012
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Registrars in Jesuit Institutions (CORe)
St. Joseph's University, March 31, 2012
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Pastoral, Theological and Ministerial Education
Loyola University Maryland, April 12-14, 2012
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Jesuit Graduate Admission Professionals
Austin, TX, April 24-25, 2012
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