On Fire at the Frontiers, August 1-4, 2013


The National Steering Committee on Justice in Jesuit Higher Education is pleased to announce its next international conference, to be convened at Creighton University from August 1 through 4, 2013.  We are grateful for the ongoing support of the presidents of the Jesuit colleges, universities, and theology centers in the U.S., and to Creighton University for making this conference possible.  The conference will serve further to share the fruits of our response to Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach’s address at Santa Clara in 2000, “The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice in American Jesuit Higher Education.”

The aim of the conference is to establish a fuller and more humane conversation among all of the people who encounter one another at any point along any frontier.  The conference thus focuses specifically on contact points where all the dimensions of our work in higher education engage with someone, something, or someplace else.  Whether the specific borderlands are geographical, cultural, environmental, historical, spiritual, religious, or social, we meet others where we and they are.  In the process, even in asymmetrical encounters, mutual transformation becomes possible.

Please join us in Omaha for this amazing weekend.