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Institute to Support Secondary School Religious Educators

Inaugural Workshop: Ethics and Social Justice

June 10- 11, 2014
(Tuesday/Wednesday)
425 Broadway Avenue
Redwood City

$35 early bird registration through April 30
$50 after April 30

To register, send a check for the registration amount (check made out to Notre Dame de Namur University) to:

Marianne Delaporte
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002

Tuesday, June 10

9:30 - 10 a.m. - Coffee
10 a.m. - William O’Neill - Ethics in Ordinary Time: Conscience and Magisterium in Catholic Ethics for High School Students
11:15 a.m. - Response in small groups
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. - Best Practices: What is Working at Your School? Small Groups
2:15 - 3 p.m. - William O’Neill - Response to what is gleaned from small groups and New Directions with Pope Francis
3 - 4:30 p.m. - Social Hour

Wednesday, June 11

10 a.m. - Jim McGarry and Michael Shaughnessy - Social Justice and Field Based Learning
11 a.m. - Response in small groups
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch Break
1:15 - 2:15 p.m. - Amy Jobin and William Barry - Formation and Transformation in High School Ministry to and with Youth
2:15 - 3 p.m. - Small group work - trajectories and evaluations

Featured Speaker: William O’Neill, S.J., Ph.D.
William O’Neill is associate professor of social ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology. His writings address questions of human rights, ethics and hermeneutical theory, social reconciliation and conflict resolution, and refugee policy. He has worked with refugees in Tanzania and Malawi and has done research on human rights in South Africa and Rwanda. He received a Newcombe Fellowship, a Lilly Theological Research Grant, and held the Jesuit Chair at Georgetown University from 2003-2004. Dr. O’Neill has served on the Editorial Board of The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and currently serves on the Board of the Society of Christian Ethics. He currently serves on the Board of the journal Theological Studies. He is a member of the Anglican/ Roman Catholic (ARC) Ecumenical Dialogue in USA, and the Jesuit Seminar.

Featured Speaker: James McGarry
Jim McGarry is the director of the Sr. Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement at NDNU. Previous to this position, he taught religious studies at San Domenico School, St. Ignatius College Prep and Mercy High School San Francisco for a total of 32 years. He also was an adjunct instructor at USF in social ethics for a decade. With colleagues, he has taught several community engagement classes; with Mark Botti of Mercy, the Environmental Justice/Creative Writing field-class they developed was given an award for innovative curriculum by the National Catholic Educational Association.

Amy Jobin is a lay Catholic chaplain and the director of the NDNU Office of Spirituality. Amy’s earliest roots are in the Micronesian Islands where she was born and following this, she grew up in Wisconsin and Illinois. Amy trained for ministry at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, CA, where she completed a master’s degree in theological studies with a focus on Christian spirituality and the Beguine way of life. After finishing this degree, Amy completed three units of Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplaincy training at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, CA. In addition, Amy trained in spiritual direction for two years at the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago, IL, and completed a certificate in this program. Amy has a special interest in women’s issues around faith and spirituality, the process of discernment and understanding call, and how young adults understand their faith and spirituality and how this informs their life.

William Barry is an assistant professor and multiple subject advisor in the School of Education at Notre Dame de Namur University. He also teaches in Notre Dame’s First Year Experience Program. Billy has recently returned from a visit to Notre Dame schools in Connecticut, presenting on the Hallmarks of Notre Dame Learning Communities.

Michael Shaughnessy has been a religious educator for 40 years, teaching the last 35 at Saint Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame and earned his MA from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. In addition to classroom work, Michael has been a campus minister and coordinated service immersion trips and oversaw the conversion of their senior retreat program to Kairos. In the classroom his area of specialty is Conscience Formation and the Faith that Does Justice.