Faith in the D: Chris Lowney and reception

April 9, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Church


Join the Jesuits as they unveil two new initiatives in the Detroit area, one for young adults, and another for all Jesuit school alumni in the region. As part of the event, author Chris Lowney will give the presentation, "What 21st century leaders can learn from 16th century Jesuits," and a networking reception will immediately follow.

What is "Faith in the D?"

A new initiative for young adults in the Detroit area has been launched by Fr. Gary Wright, S.J.  and the Jesuit order.  "Faith in the D" will provide young adults with opportunities to explore spirituality, community service and social justice projects, and to engage in their own leadership development.  Outreach into the business world in the downtown will support emerging young leaders as they connect with the needs in our communities.  While based at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Fr. Wright wants to build a spiritual center that works together with those of all faiths, and to serve any young adults who are exploring or searching for spirituality for their lives in today's urban context.  The project will also include a new organization for alumni located in Detroit from any Jesuit educational institution across the country.

"I'm excited about engaging young adults with the resources they need to develop their spiritual, personal and professional lives," Fr. Wright said.  "I think we can add another dimension to what's happening in Detroit – creating a spiritual center for young adults, serving community needs and working together with various faith communities.  We can offer a new presence for those who are exploring or searching for a spirituality that works, that can sustain their urban living today."

Speaker Chris Lowney

Chris Lowney, a former director at JP Morgan & Co., internationally-known speaker and author, will address a whole-life strategy that connects our deepest beliefs and values with what we do everyday at work, at home, to live with a "mighty purpose" that uplifts and stretches us. His work is inspired by the Jesuits' spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, rooted in being "men and women for others," but speaks readily to people of any religious background.

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Contact: Eileen Pawlowski, UDM Alumni Relations
Phone: 313-993-1540