Education and Conversation

Tomorrow's 'whole person' cannot be whole without an educated awareness of society and culture with which to contribute socially, generously, in the real world. Tomorrow's whole person must have, in brief, a well-educated solidarity.

Peter Hans Kolvenbach, SJ

Education and Reflection 

In Campus Ministry, our efforts for justice grow out of and feed back into a cycle of education and reflection in community. Explore some of the many ways you can plug into communities of conversation and learning in Campus Ministry. While action is an undeniably important aspect of working to create a more just and humane world, it must go hand-in-hand with contemplation. Education and reflection, in the context of community, are equally important aspects of the work of doing justice.

Campus Ministry offers several opportunities for educating yourself and reflection on social justice issues within community.

Maguire Lecture & Dinner

The annual Joseph A. Maguire, SJ, Campus Ministry Lecture gathers the community to share a meal and conversation about faith and justice. The dinner is a venue to engage our students, alumni, faculty, staff and community partners in dialogue around current justice issues through the lens of faith. The lecture serves to remind us of the legacy of Fr. Maguire, SU's first campus minister, and his passionate commitment to campus ministry at Seattle University. 

The 2023 Maguire Lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 12th, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. in the LeRoux Conference Room (Student Center 160), and will feature Dr. Jimmy McCarty, Ph.D., of Boston University School of Theology, speaking on the topic: "We Are Only Human Together: On Moral Imagination and Social Transformation." Please join us for an engaging evening of delicious food and dialogue at the intersection of faith and justice! Staff, faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, and community members are welcome. Please RSVP via Eventbrite by Thursday, April 6.

Catholic Relief Services Ambassadors

Interested in building community while learning about global and domestic justice issues through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching? Consider joining the Seattle University CRS Ambassador community!

CRS Ambassadors work together to educate themselves and the broader SU community through a faith lens on pressing issues of social injustice and inequality throughout the world. Some of the benefits of serving as a CRS Ambassador include:

  • Attendance at Seattle regional CRS training with other Washington state participants in Fall Quarter
  • Access to the extensive educational resources available through Catholic Relief Services
  • Participation in current campaigns, focusing on issues such as climate change, human trafficking, migration, and global hunger
  • Leadership in the Catholic student community on campus to integrate faith, prayer, and action for justice.
  • A small and intentional community of peers committed to being changemakers in the world

For more information on becoming a CRS Ambassador, contact Annarose Jowenson, Campus Minister for Social Justice, or  Fr. Vincent Duong, SJ.

Interested in Past Maguire Lectures? Look Below!

"For Love of Justice: Seeking Racial Justice through Ignatian Spirituality"
Brendan Busse, SJ

"Social Justice Tools for Interfaith Action"
with Professor Najeeba Syeed, JD

"The Interoceanic Mega-Canal Project: Avoiding an Environmental Disaster in Central America"
with Jorge Huete-Perez, PhD 

Interested in learning more about CRS Campaigns?

Learn more about Catholic Relief Services (CRS) campaigns by clicking here