March 17, 2021
Posted by ICTC on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 12:56 PM PDT
We wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day, an upcoming warm and light-filled first day of spring (hopefully!) and for those directly connected with SU, a restful spring break.
The ICTC has a full spring schedule of programs we are looking forward to, from the final lecture in our Nonviolent Shift series with Dr. Erica Chenoweth from Harvard University on April 21 (details below); to several ICTC Research Fellowship presentations, the Theology and Religious Studies Ann O'Hara Graff Lecture (which ICTC is co-sponsoring this year) with Dr. M. Shawn Copland on May 13 and our concluding Interreligious Dialogue Initiative discussion with Lummi Elder Darrell Hillaire on May 19. More information will be available for all of these events early spring quarter!
On International Women's Day on March 8, the Jesuit order announced the formation of the Commission on the Role and Responsibilities of Women in the Society of Jesus. As noted by Arturo Sosa, S.J., the superior general of the Jesuits, the commission represents a deep commitment to “strengthen the mission of the Society with the active participation of women” based on “mutual respect, care and solidarity between men and women.” This development presents an opportunity for reflection on the role of women in contemporary society for enhanced inclusion and collaboration. The last time the role of women was explored by the Jesuits was at General Congregation 34 in 1995, in which the outcome was Decree 14: Jesuits and the Situation of Women in Church and Civil Society.