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International Visiting Jesuit Fellows
The International Jesuit Scholars Program is designed to bring Jesuit faculty from colleges and universities around the world to Holy Cross as visiting fellows. The Program is a joint initiative of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture and the Holy Cross Jesuit Community.
Fellow for 2012-2013
Rev. A. Maria Arul Raja, S.J. is director of Studies in the Theologate at Vidyajyoti College's Arul Kadal Centre, in Chennai, India. He is also supervisor of Doctoral Studies at the Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions at Loyola College in Chennai. His research has focused on subaltern studies, Dalit theology and theologies of the oppressed. At Holy Cross, he is teaching a Religious Studies course on Theologies of the Oppressed.
September 11, 2012
From Culture of Fragmentation to Culture of Communion — Fr. Raja will use the experience of India's exclusion of Dalit peoples to look at ways of building communities that break down discriminatory hierarchies.
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Rev. George Pattery, S.J. is the Provincial superior of the Jesuits in Calcutta and Bangladesh. He is author of two books, Satyagraha A Holistic Way of Liberating Solidarity and Gandhi - The Believer: An Indian Christian Perspective. Fr. Pattery will teach a course on "Gandhi and Religion."
Rev. Francis Britto, S.J. is a native of India who has lived in Japan since 1973. He is a professor at Sophia University Tokyo and holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown University. At Holy Cross, he will be teaching and researching sociolinguistics.
The Program is designed to give Jesuits from many different countries the time and resources to pursue scholarship, to collaborate with American scholars, and to build a better sense of the Jesuit global community. We at Holy Cross believe that we will benefit a great deal from the presence of Jesuits from around the globe, and that our many resources can be of help to the Society in its mission. This initiative promotes the spirit of internationalization endorsed by the recent New England Province congregation and supported by Father General Kolvenbach as an expression of the magis in our times.
The Program complements Holy Cross' other efforts to develop collaborative programs with Jesuit colleges and universities outside the U.S., including a number of the College's study abroad sites for students. Approximately 20 percent of our third year students now study outside of the United States. Our many active collaborations include several Jesuit Instituitions: Université Catholique D'Afrique Centrale in Yaoundé, Camaroon; the Catholica, in Lima, Peru; Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Casa de la Solidaridad in San Salvador, El Salvador; Universitas Sanata Dharma in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. In the summer of 2011 we are introducing the first faculty exchange with Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, and we would like to develop additional programs that are affiliated with Jesuit and Catholic institutions.