▪ July 6-7 General Assembly of the Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America [More info at AUSJAL website (in Spanish) http://www.ausjal.org/]
▪ July 8-10 “Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network: Collaborations for Social Justice.” Presidents of Jesuit Higher Education institutions and the Directors of other Jesuit institutions from around the world. [More info at Melbourne 2015 microsite http://www.luc.edu/melbourne/]
▪ July 11-12 “Presidents’ Roundtable” as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Australian Catholic University featuring themed discussions of international models of collaboration in curricula and research, networking opportunities with Australian and international universities, and opportunities for presentation of international mission related initiatives.
▪ July 13-17 25th General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities [More info at ACU website link or download brochure here]
Working with colleagues in different parts of the world, I have suggested that these meetings offer a wonderful opportunity for Catholic Higher Education globally to respond to Pope Francis’s new encyclical Laudato Si’.
Already more than 100 colleges and universities from more than 20 nations have signed onto a statement of commitment [available here]. Check the signatories at the bottom and see if your alma mater is listed. Maybe you can help promote this!
There will be blog reports from the Jesuit meeting about to begin. Check www.jesuitnetworking.org or www.ignatiansolidarity.net.
July 7, 2015
James E. Hug, S.J.
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