Campion Hall is hosting a two-week summer school in Forced Migration in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and the Boston College School of Social Work. JRS, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.
Aimed at Jesuits, especially those in formation, the course offers an insight into the global situation of forced displacement and reflects on the response of the Church through Catholic Social Teaching. It is hoped that the experience will contribute to the mutual discernment process of participants and their superiors when considering their future ministries, so that the accompaniment and service of refugees will form an important part of that discernment.
The course is taught in varied formats including lectures, workshops, small group discussions and presentations, films, and excursions. Participants are expected to attend all scheduled events (classes and evening activities), and to write a reflection paper on a subject or theme of their choice. Upon successful completion of the course, all participants will receive a certificate from Campion Hall and JRS.
Matt Gibney, Professor of Politics and Forced Migration, Director of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Tom Smolich SJ, International Director of Jesuit Refugee Service
Alberto Ares SJ, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Europe
Maryanne Loughry RSM, Associate Director of Jesuit Refugee Service Australia
David Hollenbach SJ, Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Research Professor, Georgetown University
Professor Lisa Sowle Cahill, J. Donald Monan Professor, Boston College