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Bannan Memorial Lecture 2018: Not a roadmap but a trail, environmental justice in the commons

31 January 2018
Bannan Institutes

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The Bannan Institute of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education in Santa Clara University is organizing the Bannan Memorial Lecture on environmental justice and the common good, Not a Roadmap but a Trail: Environmental Justice in the Commons on 21 February 2018.

Pedro Walpole SJ, Coordinator for Ecojesuit, a network of Jesuits and Jesuit partners that is moving ecological agendas and seeking better collaboration, will share his thoughts on ecology and economy that have the same word origin and should be supportive of the whole of humanity and our common home and oikos when both are balanced. But with ecology and economy becoming mutually exclusive and the commons now in the hands of corporate extraction and pollution, the models of economic growth are greatly challenged. And the path forward is not merely a flip-over of the current economic model, but a path that begins with every person and with every community. The change must come from within and in the discovery anew of what people value and are willing to commit to in solidarity and in reconciliation.

Apart from this public lecture, there will be a Roundtable Dialogue on Environmental Justice on 22 February featuring contributions from the Environmental Justice and the Common Good Faculty Collaborative in Santa Clara University: Christopher Bacon, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences; Jasmin Llamas, Assistant Professor, School of Education and Counseling Psychology; Edwin Maurer, Professor, School of Engineering; Chad Raphael, Professor, Department of Communication; Iris Stewart-Frey, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences; and Tseming Yang, Professor, School of Law.

Bannan Institutes launched this activity in 2016, Is There A Common Good in Our Common Home? A Summons to Solidarity Environmental Justice and the Common Good, that explores pressing racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice issues facing our world today and seeks to respond to Pope Francis’ call in Laudato Si’:

“The present condition of global society, where injustices abound and growing numbers of people are deprived of basic human rights and considered expendable, the principle of the common good immediately becomes, logically and inevitably, a summons to solidarity…” (LS 158)

For more information, please email Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley, PhD at [email protected] Theresa is the Director of Bannan Institutes and Ignatian Spirituality, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University.

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2 Responses to Bannan Memorial Lecture 2018: Not a roadmap but a trail, environmental justice in the commons

  1. Colleen Wong on 26 February 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Excuse me for my ignorance. In what country is Santa Clara University situated? California?

    • sylvia on 7 March 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Colleen

      Yes, Santa Clara University is in Santa Clara, California, USA. This is their website:

      Thanks, Sylvia Miclat
      for Ecojesuit

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