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Ignatian Year Conversation: Finding God in all things | Apr. 2022

University of San Francisco Professors, Mark Miller and Joseph Nguyen, SJ discuss Ignatian spirituality and religious experience within the context of the Ignatian Year

Valuing lives and Healing earth: Religion, gender and life on earth | apr. 2022

Conversation with authors and editors of  Valuing Lives, Healing Earth: Religion, Gender and Life on Earth featuring Lilian Dube (University of San Francisco), Teresia Hinga (Santa Clara University), Sarah E. Robinson (Pacific Lutheran University), and Theresa Yugar (California State University, Los Angeles). This volume highlights women advocates globally committed to gender and ecological justice in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Featuring scholars concerned with the intersections of religion, environment, and gender, their labor and collaborative solidarity, grounded in love,  give us a realistic hope for the future. 

Decolonizing the academy: Strategies for authentic engagement with tribal communities | Apr. 2022

Professor Joely Proudfit, PhD provided insight into how University faculty, staff, and administrators can build relationships with tribal communities based on principles of responsibility, reciprocity, and respect. She discussed practices and protocols to support authentic engagement based on lessons learned through
her work in the California State University and California Community College systems.

Discerning Dialogue: Women, the diaconate, and a synodal Church | Mar. 2022

In the spirit of continuing as a listening, discerning Church, co-hosted by the St. Ignatius Parish and Discerning Deacons, reflect ed upon the ancient history of ordained women deacons and recognized how women are answering the call to serve the church today in this moment of a global synod, and how it relates to the vision for the diaconate and for the church. 

Justice Martin Jenkins and Trustee Timothy Simon: A Conversation on Faith, Justice, and Community | Feb. 2022

Justice Jenkins and Trustee Timothy Simon honor the history and experiences of Black Catholics in this fireside conversation on faith, justice and community. Moderated by USF Trustee Naomi Kelly.

Place-based Social Justice: California Indian Experiences |dec. 2021

Nicole Myers-Lim will discuss contemporary relationships between California's Indigenous communities and the Catholic Church, with a focus on how USF's social justice work can be connected to justice for California Indians. As a Jesuit-educated Native person, Myers-Lim will discuss the need for historical correction, the on-going challenges in Church-Indian relations, and other issues related to this work.

women & CST - Faith at work: translating tradition into action|Dec. 2021

Join the Lane Center for our annual Women and Catholic Social Thought event. The goal of this event is to honor the women who have shaped CST and exercised leadership in Catholicism, while also challenging the ways they have been excluded.

This webinar will feature Sister Mary Haddad, President of the Catholic Health Association. Haddad, a Sister of Mercy, is an advocate for healthcare as a common good and human right. Titled Faith at Work: Translating Tradition into Action, her presentation will explore the influence that religious congregations of women have had on the social ministries of the Catholic Church and how Catholic social tradition has shaped and continues to permeate institutional ministries. Particular attention will be given to the Catholic health ministry.

renewing the earth speaker series: eco-spirituality and gratitude| nov. 2021

In the year of St. Ignatius and amidst the Laudato Si Action Plan rollout, the Lane Center is hosting a speaker series on pertinent themes related to integral ecology. USF’s Kim Carfore will present and then guide a meditation on Eco-Spirituality and Gratitude, exploring how our spirituality can foster a greater sense of appreciation for our natural world. How can faith promote a healthier relationship with nature? How does this relate to other issues we face as a global community striving for justice? Join us for this important conversation.

Renewing the Earth Speaker Series: Biodiversity and God in All Things | OCT. 2021

In the year of St. Ignatius and amidst the Laudato Si Action Plan rollout, the Lane Center is hosting a speaker series on pertinent themes related to integral ecology. Cecilia Titizano will present and guide a reflection on Biodiversity and God in All Things, exploring the intersectionality of biodiversity, social and environmental justice, and faith. How can faith promote a healthier relationship with nature? How does this relate to other issues we face as a global community striving for justice? Join us for this important conversation.

Integrating Ecology and Justice in a Changing Climate Book Launch | SEPT. 2021

The negative impact human systems are having on the environment and communities are better understood with each passing day. It is no longer a question of if we need to respond but how.

Edited by Sam Mickey and published by the Lane Center, Integrating Ecology and Justice in a Changing Climate forwards and engages with ideas pertinent to the climate crisis and the need to make sustainable and just transitions. 

Please join us to celebrate the book and continue the conversation with the USF faculty who contributed to this timely volume: Gerard KuperusSam MickeyVijaya Nagarajan, and Brian Dowd-Uribe. Short presentations on the topics of integral ecology, post-slow growth, the climate commons, and Buddhist eco spirituality will be followed by a Q & A session with the audience.

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3RD ANNUAL WOMEN SHAPING THE CATHOLIC SOCIAL TRADITION SPEAKING SERIES | NOV. 2019

Kerry Robinson, global ambassador for the Leadership Roundtable, is passionate about fostering gender equity in the Church and reimagining structures to promote inclusive participation and transparent leadership. Kerry spoke on the topic of Women and the Church. Watch the recording.

BLACK LIVES DO MATTER|NOV. 2019

Does the notion of #BlackLivesMatter have any theological relevance for the Church today? If so, why does it seem like Church leaders are so silent about what catalyzed this movement in the first place? In honor of Black Catholic History Month, Dr. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes addressed these questions. Watch the recording.


2ND ANNUAL WOMEN SHAPING THE CATHOLIC SOCIAL TRADITION SPEAKING SERIES |NOV. 2018

This annual event honors the memory of Sr. Dorothy Kazel, O.S.U., Sr. Ita Ford, M.M., Sr. Maura Clarke, M.M., and lay missionary, Jean Donovan – four Catholic women murdered on December 2, 1980 in El Salvador. By exercising an uncompromising commitment to the poor during the Salvadoran civil war, these women embody a radical commitment to faith and social justice. This series commemorates their witness and lifts up the Catholic sisters and lay women who continue to shape the Catholic social tradition. Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, was the keynote speaker for this event on November 29, 2018.