Nov. 2, 2017 - This past October, St. Ignatius School in the Bronx, pursued the magis and took its annual Anti-Bullying Month a step further by donning the new name, Unity Month. While the school set the standard that bullying is not welcome in their community, individuals were challenged to step outside of their comfort zones and share the many beautiful identities that make them who they are.
Throughout the month, students and faculty explored their own identities and were given a chance to discuss them with each other. This pushed individuals to talk to other members of the school community who they do not normally talk to. While it was difficult for some of the community to reach out like this, they reminded that St. Ignatius is a safe place.
The capstone of the month was the Unity Day mural, pictured below. The mural illustrates that each individual is unique, and when they come together, all of their identities make a community diverse and beautiful. It is a visual testimony of the cura personalis that the students and teachers celebrate as a Jesuit school. The mural is also a reminder that there is no room for bullying in the classroom and all are welcome at St. Ignatius School.
Nov. 17, 2017 - For five years, Father Michael Boughton, SJ, served as formation director for the East Coast. As he begins a new part of his own Jesuit journey, he shares insights on the state of Jesuit formation today.
Nov. 14, 2017 - From Nov. 4-6, 2,000 individuals - representing 26 Jesuit colleges and universities, Jesuit high schools, Jesuit parishes, current and former Jesuit Volunteers, and hundreds of alumni of Jesuit schools - gathered for the 20th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2017 — Two members of Ecojesuit, the Jesuits’ worldwide ecological network, have been reporting from the COP23-Fiji U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Read about the issues that have been discussed at this conference.
Nov. 6, 2017 - In his November prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of Christians in Asia. “Let us pray that Christians in Asia may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.”
Nov. 2, 2017 - Today is the feast of All Souls, when many Christians remember family members and friends who have died. Please join us as we prayerfully remember the Jesuit priests and brothers who were called to home to God.