[Blueboard] Renaming of the Institute on Church and Social Issues to John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues

Intersect intersec at admu.edu.ph
Thu Jan 25 14:29:27 PHT 2007


We are pleased to inform the Ateneo community that the Jesuit social 
apostolate center Institute on Church and Social Issues (ICSI) has been 
renamed the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJC-ICSI).

The renaming was formalized in a ceremony held at the Benigno Mayo Hall on 
January 16, 2007. The blessing of the new marker was officiated by Jesuit 
Provincial Fr. Daniel Patrick Huang, S.J. In a board resolution dated August 
11, 2006, the ICSI Board of Trustees, chaired by Fr. Jose C. Magadia, S.J., 
explained that it decided to rename the institute after its founding director, 
Fr. John J. Carroll, S.J. as an honor, a tribute and a sign of gratitude to 
him. 

Fr. John. J. Carroll, S.J. arrived in the Philippines in 1946 as a scholastic 
traveling with Fr. Walter Hogan S.J. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 
1955. He initially worked at the Institute of Social Order (ISO) after 
studying at the Fordham University for his master’s degree in sociology (1958) 
and Cornell University for his doctorate degree (1962). He then became the 
Research Director of the National Secretariat of Social Action, Justice and 
Peace (NASSA). In 1973, he was assigned as Dean of the Faculty of Social 
Sciences at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He also taught at the 
Ateneo De Manila University, and was part of various research organizations 
such as the Philippine Social Science Council and the Institute of Philippine 
Culture.   

The John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues was established in 
1984 by the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus then headed by Fr. 
Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. Its office is located on the 2nd floor of the 
Benigno Mayo Hall, Social Development Complex of the Ateneo De Manila 
University.      



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