Through my experiences with Jesuits and their partners, I began to learn what “solidarity” meant and that it came with great challenges, but also with great potential for joy. Coming to see someone in another place as your brother or sister instead of “them”, changes your view of the world. If you let it, you can be liberated by the opportunity to be part of a global family.
~ Chris Kerr
Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Chicago Featured Christopher Kerr
Over 120 Jesuit alums were in attendance to hear Chris Kerr, executive director, Ignatian Solidarity Network, on June 8, 2015 at the Union League Club of Chicago. Event attendees are grateful to Chris for his willingness to speak at short notice as the originalspeaker, Dr. Linda LeMura, president of Le Moyne College, had travel delays and was unable to attend. Chris Kerr is an alum of Walsh Jesuit High School and John Carroll University, both in Ohio. He joined the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) in 2011 and brought over 10 years of experience in human rights advocacy and Catholic education. Prior to ISN, hecoordinated international immersion and social justice programs for John Carroll University’s campus ministry office. Kerr speaks regularly at campuses and parishes about social justice education and advocacy, Jesuit mission, and many human rights andjustice issues.To learn more, visit ignatiansolidarity.net
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August 21, 2018 — Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of prayer and fasting in penance for such "atrocities".
October 17, 2018 — Let us pray in thanksgiving for the life of Fr. Thomas "Tom" S. McShane, SJ, who was called to eternal life on October 16, 2018. He was eighty-nine years old, a Jesuit for seventy-one years, and a priest for fifty-eight years.
What can all happen while sharing a meal together? For Christ, it was when he gave of himself at the Last Supper; for me, it is where I realized I needed to give of myself and enter the Jesuits as well as experienced unity among diversity.