[Blueboard] A Talk on Jesuits and Globalization
Maria Luz C. Vilches
mvilches at ateneo.edu
Sat Feb 18 13:10:58 PHT 2017
The Office of the Vice President for the Loyola Schools
and the Office of the Vice President for University and Global Relations
invite you to an engaging talk about Jesuits and globalization
by Prof. Jose Casanova of Georgetown University
on Monday, February 27th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in Escaler Hall.
Since its founding by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540, the Society of Jesus
has embraced a global horizon. Over the centuries, the Jesuits have
propelled interreligious and intercultural dialogue; spurred educational
innovation; and advocated for justice and the global common good.
In today’s era of globalization, marked by unprecedented political,
cultural, and religious pluralism and pressing international challenges of
peace, human rights, and development, the Jesuits’ global horizon is more
critical than ever before. How can we improve understanding across the
world’s great religious and cultural traditions? How can we educate
students for citizenship and leadership in a globalizing world? And how can
we build more just and effective global governance?
*Focus of the Talk*
The Jesuits and Globalization Project at Georgetown University addressed
these questions over three years through a series of symposia and a book
project that brought leading Jesuit and lay scholars to examine the
historical contributions of the Jesuits to globalization and the
contemporary relevance of their global perspectives for the challenges
facing humanity in the twenty-first century.
JOSÉ CASANOVA is one of the world's top scholars in the sociology of
religion. He is a professor at the Department of Sociology at Georgetown
University, and heads the Berkley Center's Program on Globalization,
Religion and the Secular. He has published works in a broad range of
subjects, including religion and globalization, migration and religious
pluralism, transnational religions, and sociological theory. His best-known
work, Public Religions in the Modern World (1994), has become a modern
classic in the field and has been translated into five languages, including
Arabic and Indonesian. In 2012, Casanova was awarded the Theology Prize
from the Salzburger Hochschulwochen in recognition of life-long achievement
in the field of theology.
Casanova’s most recent research has focused primarily on two areas:
globalization and religion, and the dynamics of transnational religion,
migration, and increasing ethno-religious and cultural diversity. His
research on religion and globalization has adopted an ambitious comparative
perspective that includes Catholicism, Pentecostalism and Islam. His work
on transnational migration and religion explores the incorporation of
minorities and the construction of transnational networks, identities and
MARIA LUZ C. VILCHES, Ph.D.
*Vice President for the Loyola SchoolsAssociate Professor, Department of
EnglishAteneo de Manila University Loyola Heights 1108, Quezon City,
PhilippinesTelephone (632) 4266001, Ext. 5000 Telephone & Fax (632)4266131*
*“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of
wonder. ” **- John O'Donohue*==========================================
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