Campion Hall is hosting a two-week summer school in Forced Migration in collaboration with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and Boston College. Jesuit Refugee Service is an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other displaced persons.
Aimed a Jesuits, especially those in formation, religious sisters and other interested individuals, 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 when considering their ministries, so that the accompaniment and service of refugees will form an important part of discernment.
The summer school 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 at the end of week 2. All participants will receive a certificate from Campion Hall and JRS on successful completion of the course
Dr Nicholas Austin SJ, theologian and ethicist, Master of Campion Hall
Dr Maryanne Loughry RSM, psychologist, research professor, Boston College School of Social Work
Professor Lisa Cahill, theologian and ethicist, Boston College
Professor David Hollenbach SJ, theologian and ethicist, Georgetown University
Attendance to the summer school is by invitation only.