Alumni Narrative Project
ICP is seeking ICP alumni responses from all cohorts regarding the influence of one’s ICP experiences on their work, life, and understanding of the Jesuit and Catholic Mission. This information will help generate a narrative about ICP, who we have become as ICP alumni, and the Jesuit and Catholic Mission of our institutions. To give you some ideas or motivation, some Ignatian Colleagues have also shared their thoughts through short videos on our Alumni Narrative page. Please take some time to add your reflections to this important project. Many thanks for your participation.
who do our students become? icp alumni reflect & discuss
During our ICP Alumni Workshop and Reunion (August 2016), Ignatian Colleague alumni were asked to reflect on the question, "Who do our students become?" This theme, taken from a talk given by former Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Hans-Peter Kolvenbach SJ, titled, The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice in American Jesuit Higher Education (October, 2000), was parsed into related segments such as;
Who do our students become... Intellectually, holistically, vocationally, spiritually, in light of social justice, and more. In groups, Ignatian Colleagues were asked to generate some ideas. Here is a glimpse into some of their thinking, reflections, questions, and perspectives.
In ways like these alumni gatherings, ICP seeks to serve its alumni by offering opportunities for further learning and engagement in areas related to the Jesuit and Catholic mission of our colleges and universities.
Through the Eye of the Needle: The Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education, August 10-13, 2017, Justice Conference: Seattle University
Current ICP participants from cohort 9 will be attending this conference in lieu of their summer workshop. ICP Alumni may also be interested in attending this conference. Four superb plenary speakers including:
- Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a national nonprofit working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Considered a leading voice in the movement for interfaith cooperation, he is the author of Acts of Faith (2007), Sacred Ground (2012) and Interfaith Leadership: A Primer (2016), and served on President Obama’s inaugural Faith- Council.
- Fr. Bryan Massingale, Theologian at Fordham University specializing in social ethics, with teaching/research interests in the areas of racial justice, liberation theology, and Catholic Social Thought. He is the author of Racial Justce and the Catholic Church (2010) in addition to over 70 articles and book chapters, and is the recipient of numerous awards and two honorary doctorates recognizing his leadership and scholarship.
- Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic organization promoting social justice in public policy. A lawyer by training, she is a prominent voice in addressing issues related to poverty, health care and economic inequality, becoming more widely known through her leadership of the 2012 “Nuns on the Bus” project, and through many national speaking engagements.
- Fr. Mike Garanzini, SJ, Chancellor and former president of Loyola University Chicago, and serves as the Secretary of Higher Education for the Society of Jesus, responsible for animating and supporting the network of Jesuit institutions around the world. A seasoned university administrator, professor, author, and scholar, he has been a leader in Jesuit higher education for more than three decades.
Over 140 concurrent sessions exploring justice from many different perspectives by colleagues from across the country and overseas. Conference Information can be found here.
Note: current ICP participants in cohort 9 will register separately via a separate link.