Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Spring 2014 Manresa Symposium:
Jesuit Education and Social Justice

Open to FCRH and GSB Manresa Scholars

Professor: Dr. Robert J. Parmach

Class Meetings: Wednesdays 3:30pm – 4:20pm


This one-credit (pass/fail) Manresa Symposium explores the relationship between the study and lived experiences of Jesuit education and social justice. In this interactive approach, we supplement critical discussions with service related initiatives and programs through the participation of our Manresa faculty, Jesuit-in-residence house master, residential life staff, and Office of University Mission and Ministry and its Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice. Both on and off-campus, this symposium stresses respectful dialogue, reflection, and action in the Jesuit educational tradition. All readings, materials, and services are provided at no charge to students.


Himes, M. "Doing the Truth in Love"

Martin, J., S.J. "Becoming Who You Are"

Merton, T. "Everything That Is, Is Holy"

Parmach, R.J. 2012. "Doing What's Right: The Value of the Other Half: Qualifying Cura Personalis." Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. Vol. 41(1): 20-21.

_______ 2012. College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be, by Andrew Delbanco, America Magazine: The National Catholic Weekly. Vol. 207(7): 35-6.


Students are expected to attend the symposium, participate in discussions and service related initiatives and programs, and maintain an Ignatian Service Journal (provided).

Highlighted Service Initiatives

  • NYC Midnight Run Food & Clothing Service Project through Global Outreach (GO!)

  • Meditation Night in the University Church

  • Relay for Life Awareness Event & Fundraiser (American Cancer Society)

  • Parish Fun Night at Our Lady of Fatima Grammar School (Queens, NY)

  • Urban Immersion alternative spring break trip through Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice

  • Murray-Weigel Hall Jesuit Infirmary visits on Rose Hill campus

  • Hunger Clean-up Cooperative with Fairfield University Campus Ministry (Fairfield, CT)

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic grade school tutoring

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