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Creighton Hosts National Conference on Justice

Creighton University will host "On Fire at the Frontiers," a national conference on the Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education, Aug. 1-4. Sponsored by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), that represents the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the nation, the aim of the conference is to establish a fuller and more humane conversation among all people who encounter one another through their work for justice in Jesuit higher education.

Keynote speakers are Rev. David Hollenbach, S.J., University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College, and Sister Margaret Farley, R.S.M., Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics at Yale University Divinity School and past president of both the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America.

Plenary speakers include Rev. Michael Garanzini, S.J., president of Loyola University Chicago and secretary for higher education for the Jesuits worldwide; Rev. José Morales Orozco, S.J., president of the Jesuit university in Mexico City and of the Latin American counterpart to the AJCU; Rev. Patzi Álvarez, S.J., secretary for social justice and ecology of the Jesuits globally; Rev. Thomas Smolich, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of the United States, and Kristin Heyer, Ph.D., Bernard J. Hanley Professor at Santa Clara University.

There will be 47 breakout sessions covering a wide variety of topics, from pedagogy to research to governance, from a variety of disciplinary and institutional perspectives. 

For complete information about the conference, including registration, visit

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