Georgetown Holds Liturgy to Apologize for Historical Connection to Slavery

Georgetown Holds Liturgy to Apologize for Historical Connection to Slavery

On Tuesday, April 18th, just two days after Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, Georgetown University held a Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope to apologize for its historical legacy of slavery and to promote reconciliation. While the University did not directly own slaves, Georgetown benefited financially from the sale of 272 enslaved individuals by the Maryland Province Jesuits in 1838.

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Jesuit College Alumni Comprise 10% of 115th U.S. Congress

Jesuit College Alumni Comprise 10% of 115th U.S. Congress

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has announced that ten percent of the 115th U.S. Congress are Jesuit college and university alumni/ae. Among the 535 members of this Congress, 56 are alumni/ae of Jesuit institutions: 12 in the Senate and 44 in the House of Representatives. This represents a notable increase from 50 members in the 114th U.S. Congress.

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Behind the Scenes of the JRS Lampedusa Concert Tour for Refugees

Behind the Scenes of the JRS Lampedusa Concert Tour for Refugees

On Thursday, October 6th, musicians Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller and The Milk Carton Kids took the stage at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO for the first concert of an 11-city tour across North America. For the next two weeks, these celebrated artists would travel on the road with the staff of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) USA to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis through the most universal of languages – music.

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Jesuit Colleges and Universities Commemorate Constitution Day 2016

Jesuit Colleges and Universities Commemorate Constitution Day 2016

This month, Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States are hosting a variety of events to commemorate Constitution Day. The U.S. Congress approved the declaration of Constitution Day in 2005 in response to legislative efforts by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) to formally recognize the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787 (constitutionday.com).

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Seattle University Sends Student Delegation to MAGIS & World Youth Day

For only the second time in its history, Seattle University (SU) is sending a delegation to World Youth Day (WYD) and MAGIS this summer in Poland. The participants (ten students, two alumni, one member of the Jesuit community and one campus minister) will experience the Church as a Global Church through meeting young adults from around the world to pray, share, and learn together.

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