UDMcasts with a spiritual theme
As a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, University of Detroit Mercy is often the site of talks and presentations with a spiritual theme.
Howard Gray, S.J. expounds on the components of meaningful dialogue, including inter-religious dialogue. He describes how developing and revealing our personal narratives help us meet others humbly in a shared humanity, so that dialogue results not only in understanding, but in trust, love, justice and peace.
Gregory Boyle, S.J., founder and CEO of Homeboy Industries and an internationally recognized expert on gangs will discuss his experiences helping Latino gang members in Los Angeles.
John M. Staudenmaier, S.J., UDM assistant to the president for Mission & Identity, speaks on the occasion of receiving the Leonardo da Vinci Medal, the highest honor of the Society for the History of Technology.
Acclaimed educator and sociologist Robert Bellah came to UDM to speak on understanding and experiencing the presence of God in the midst of a highly secular society.
Dean Brackley, S.J., of University of Central America discusses the issues of contemporary Catholic higher education, including connecting academia with the life-and-death social issues of our time.
Rev. Jim Wallis, best-selling author, theologian and commentator, speaks on faith, religion and politics.
John Staudenmaier, S.J., UDM's assistant to the president for Mission and Identity, presented a special series to explore the present-day applications of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.
Gregory J. Boyle, S.J., is the founder/ executive director of Jobs For A Future/Homeboy Industries, an employment referral center and economic development program in Los Angeles. Here, Fr. Boyle reflects on combating peer pressure to be your own person, and having the courage to reach out to others in a diverse world.
The Very Reverend Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, visited the University of Detroit Mercy Oct. 6-7, 2006. His address, "Christ in the City," was given at Gesu Church, Detroit.
As part of UDM's celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy, the McNichols Campus Library hosted the panel discussion, "A Conversation in the Traditions of Catherine McAuley and Ignatius of Loyola."