Civic Engagement and the Ignatian Tradition
The Ignatian Tradition and Civic Engagement
There is a great deal of congruence between the Ignatian tradition, particularly its emphasis on social justice and growth through discernment and reflection, and civic engagement. Below is a link to some of the foundational social justice documents of the Catholic Church as well as key addresses by former Superior Generals of the Society of Jesus explaining the links between the social justice and academic aspects of Jesuit higher education.
o Key documents on Catholic Social Teaching
o Father Pedro Arrupe, S.J.: Men and Women for Others
o Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J.: The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice in American Jesuit Higher Education