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




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.