Conversations is published twice-yearly to coincide with the start of the fall and spring semesters. First, each issue is written to stimulate the campus dialogue – through departmental discussions or faculty symposiums – on the pursuit of various ideals. Second, through our various departments – feature articles, forums, book reviews, reports, and Talking Back – we want to keep the conversation going to build on the progress we have made. Our members, representing various institutions and disciplines, visit three colleges and universities a year and listen to groups of faculty and students in order to decide the themes for each issue. Articles are solicited from across the country to explore many varied topics, from the core curriculum and hiring for mission to global vision, social media and diversity.
From the Editor: Spiritual Exercises Bring Special Spirit to Campus
Edward W. Schmidt S.J.
The Spiritual Exercises as a Foundation for Jesuit Education
Kevin O'Brien S.J.
Spiritual Foundations for Jesuit Commitment to Science
George Coyne S.J. and Agustin Udias S.J.
Discernment in St. Ignatius Loyola: Guidelines for Individual Discernment
Brian McDermott S.J.
Mission Matters: What Do Jesuits Mean By Cura Personalis?
Anthony McGinn S.J.
The Online Retreat: Ignatius Could Not Have Imagined, nor Did We
Maureen McCann Waldron
Ignatian Spirituality and Spiritual Exercises: Annotated Bibliography
Francis X. McAloon S.J.
Book Review: Mission, Identity, Local Relationships How Schools Have Survived: Sacrifice and Survival: Identity, Mission, and Jesuit Higher Education in the American South, by R. Eric Platt
Jeff Dorr S.J.