The Joseph William and Madeline Eberle Klein Fund was established for the explicit purpose of supporting educational events and materials specifically directed toward greater inclusion in the Roman Catholic Church of those groups of persons currently disaffected from it including, but not limited to the LGBTQ community, or gender, racial or political minorities.

Spring 2021

Dying to Live: Stories from Refugees on the Road to Freedom

February 11, 5pm, online

Ms. Danielle Vela, Director of Reconciliation and Social Cohesion at Jesuit Refugee Services, and author of Dying to Live: Stories from Refugees on the Road to Freedom, will highlight Jesuit Refugee Services’ work of accompaniment through sharing stories about the refugee experience and of the forcibly displaced.

Ms. Vela’s presentation seeks to bring to light the refugee experience and create a culture of welcome for all refugees and migrants.

Sponsored by The Faith-Justice Institute's Joseph William and Madeline Eberle Klein Fund, The Refugee and Immigrant Working Group, Latin American and Latinx Studies, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Beta Gama Sigma, and International Relations Program.

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Cura Personalis: Leadership Strategies for Fostering Equitable Social and Emotional Well-Being

The 2021 SHSE/IDEPEL Conference on Thursday, March 4, focuses on equitable leadership strategies that “care for the whole person” (cura personalis) by examining policies and practices that impact the social and emotional well-being of community members.

Keynote Speaker and journalist, Trymaine Lee, will share his Pulitzer Prize-winning work on social justice issues (i.e., criminal justice, natural disasters) that impact the social and emotional well-being of everyday people.

K-12, higher education, and health-specific breakout rooms will delve deeper into equitable leadership strategies, including conversations around Jesuit perspectives and practical actions.

The conference is co-sponsored by the School of Health Studies and Education, the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders, and the Faith Justice Institute’s Joseph William and Madeline Eberle Klein Fund.

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Cura Personalis

Answering Women’s S.O.S. – How Leading in the Jesuit Tradition Can Avert a National Workforce Emergency

March 24, 7pm, online

Ms. Kate Shields, CEO of Vault Communications, will present on the call to empathetic leadership in the Catholic Jesuit tradition. She will further highlight its imperative in the current COVID-19 context.

Named a 2020 Most Admired CEO by the Philadelphia Business Journal, Kate has nurtured a core values-driven, talent-centric culture at Vault, which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing marketing communications firms in the country by Inc. magazine.

Co-Sponsored with the Haub School of Business Dean's Office Innovation Speaker Series, Women's Leadership Initiative, and Beta Gamma Sigma.

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