Lane Center Series
Volume 9: "Integrating Ecology and Justice in a Changing Climate"
Drawing on Jesuit values as well as perspectives from disciplines across the humanities and sciences, this volume is oriented toward care for the people, communities, and ecosystems that make up our common home.
Volume 8: "A Sukkah in the Shadow of Saint Ignatius"
This volume contains a trio of essays exploring the two-millennium history of Jewish-Christian relations through focused investigations of central topics.
Volume 7: "Beyond Borders: Reflections on the Resistance & Resilience Among Immigrant Youth and Families"
In this volume, the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition at the University of San Francisco has compiled essays from educators across the Jesuit network offering testimonies, best practices, and methods on how we ought to respond to the realities of global migration with courage, compassion, and coaction.
Volume 6: "Catholic Identity in Context: Vision and Formation for the Common Good"
The essays in this volume, in different ways, invite the reader to consider Catholic identity not only in terms of who we are but what are we for? To be sure, identity and mission are deeply interconnected but offer different starting points for reflection on formation.
Volume 5: "Today I Gave Myself Permission to Dream: Race and Incarceration in America”
This volume exposes the historical, social, legal, and ethical dimensions of racial injustice in our prisons; it highlights the resilience and strategies of resistance among incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals. In particular, these essays lift up the role of spirituality and creative expression as essential to the survival and transformation of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people.
Volume 4: Islam at Jesuit Colleges and Universities
On April 10-11, 2015 the University of San Francisco hosted the national conference, “Islam at U.S. Jesuit Colleges and Universities.” The overall aim of the conference was to examine the evolution of the mission, objectives, and identity of Catholic Jesuit colleges and universities in light of the expansion of the study of Islam and the growing presence of Muslim faculty, staff, and students on our campuses.
Volume 3: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism in the United States
This volume combines the voices of theologians and activists, ministers and ethicists centered on the issue of poverty and the task of getting poverty back on the political agenda for the American Catholic Church. Such collaboration is crucial for taking on the challenge initiated by Pope Francis and contextualized in the U.S. by Bishop McElroy because becoming the church of the poor and for the poor necessitates multiple levels of transformation-political, moral, theological, and personal.
Volume 2: The Declaration of Christian Education: Reflections by the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership and the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought
Featuring essays by theologians and scholars of education, this volume marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Christian Education.
Volume 1: Dorothy Day: A Life and Legacy
This collection of essays highlights diverse voices on the life and legacy of Dorothy Day and her impact on Catholic social thought. The authenticity of Day’s integration of faith and social justice allows her to speak to multiple audiences—devout Catholics, non-religious activists, scholars and students. Dorothy Day (1897- 1980) read the signs of the times during her own life and responded in light of her faith—co-founding the Catholic Worker, advocating for peace and economic justice, and attending to the immediate needs of the most vulnerable in her community.
Additional Resources for Today I Gave Myself Permission to Dream: Race and Incarceration in America
- CONVERSATION WITH LARRY BREWSTER, Emeritus Professor School of Management and co-creator of the book Paths of Discovery: Art Practice and Its Impact in California Prisons
- CONVERSATION WITH AMIE DOWLING, Associate Professor in Performing Arts and Social Justice Departments & Artist in Residence at the San Francisco Jails and at San Quentin Prison
- CONVERSATION WITH PETER MERTS, photographer and co-creator of the book Paths of Discovery: Art Practice and Its Impact in California Prisons
Music for podcasts, courtesy of Borrtex, “Warm Feeling”, Untitled Love Story
Additional Opportunities for Engagement
- Ignatian Solidarity Network Resources: Racial Justice
- ISN Advocacy: Criminal and Juvenile Justice
- California Correctional Crisis Blog
- Alliance for CHANGE
- Thrive for Life Prison Project
- California Coalition for Women Prisoners
- Just Prayer: A Book of Hours for Peacemakers and Justice Seekers
- Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative
- Arts In Corrections Program
- Peter Merts Photography
- The Prison Arts Coalition
- Paths of Discovery: Art Practice and Its Impact in California Prisons (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition