Issues Day

On November 2nd, the SLUH community held our traditional Issues Day, in anticipation of the general election on Tuesday, November 8th. The goal for the day is to promote civic engagement from the perspective of Christian faith and in the promotion of human dignity, as well as to engage in civil discourse about political issues.

Below are resources for further engagement with the issues raised during the event keynote and breakout sessions.

Migration/ Refugees

Prelection Week Video

 


Jesuit Refugee Service Resources

International Institute Fact Sheet


Event Speakers & Presentation

Ms. Giulia McPherson from Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Mr. Ranga Nepal from the International Institute

 

 


Pro-Life

Prelection Week Video

 

 


Consistent Ethic of Life Resources


Event Speaker & Presentation

 

Ms. Aimee Murphy from Life Matters Journal

 

 

 

Intersection of Poverty and Race

Prelection Week Video

 


Video Resource

 


Event Speaker & Presentation

Ms. Teka Childress

 

 

Christian Faith and Politics

Our keynote speaker was Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio, professor of Christian ethics at Saint Louis University, who spoke about the importance of considering how our Christian faith comes to bear on civic life and the political sphere.

 

 

To learn more about the intersection of faith and politics, please see the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) document on how to approach forming one's conscience: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.

 


 

A great resource for learning more about an approach to political issues from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching can be found at the Ignatian Solidarity Network, the organizing body of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice and the Ignatian Carbon Challenge.