Time & How to Attend
Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 7:00 p.m.
Please join us in the Jesuit High School Harris
Center for Fr. Kammer’s lecture, full
of inspiring insights:
Leading or Chasing the Church? The Jesuit Justice
Catholic Social Teaching and the Faith that does
RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Open to adults
and high school students. This is a public event. Attendees need
not be affiliated with Jesuit High School.
Have you ever wanted to hear from the guest speakers
that visit our campus and engage with our students?
Have you ever wondered about the Annual Social Justice
Summit that is held at Jesuit each year?
Here is an opportunity to satisfy your
As a new way to provide education and inspiration to our
Jesuit community and the public at large, President Rev. John P.
McGarry, S.J., is pleased to announce the addition of
the inaugural President’s Ignatian Lecture
Series. The inaugural speaker will be Rev. Alfred
C. Kammer, S.J.
Timed to coincide with our 13th Annual Social Justice Summit,
this new programming supports Jesuit High School’s religious core
in the area of Adult Ignatian Formation. Think of it as spiritual
“adult continuing education.”
The 2020 theme of our summit is Economic Justice, this
evening’s public lecture by Rev. Alfred C. Kammer, S.J., will
define and connect that topic to our local Sacramento region and
the importance of confronting poverty.
Fr. Kammer is the Executive Director of the Jesuit Institute for
Social Research in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a
long-time colleague and friend of our own Fr. McGarry. Both
brother Jesuits have long worked together for the betterment
of the various communities in which they live, despite being
separated by 2,500 miles.
Both were the provincials of their respective provinces at the
same time - Fr. Kammer at the New Orleans Province and Fr.
McGarry at the (then) California Province of the Society of
Jesus. It was in 2005, shortly after watching the remarkable
efforts of Fr. Kammer in response to Hurricane Katrina, that Fr.
McGarry, on behalf of the CA Province, gifted New Orleans the
funding to establish the now-robust Jesuit Social Research
Institute at Loyola University New Orleans.
“As a follower of Jesus, Fr. Kammer lives a faith that seeks
justice for all people in the world. He will offer
insight and inspiration, affirmation and challenge, as we all
seek to learn, pray, and grow in our faith and our call to
–Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J.
Rev. Alfred C. Kammer, SJ
Fred Kammer is a priest, an attorney, and a member of the U.S.
Central and Southern Province of the Jesuits. Since March 1,
2009, he has been the Director of the Jesuit Social Research
Institute [JSRI] at Loyola University New Orleans. JSRI is a
collaborative project of Loyola University and the Jesuit
Province offering research, social analysis, theological
reflection, and practical strategies for improving the social and
economic conditions of the Gulf South, with particular focus on
issues of poverty, race, and migration in the light of Catholic
From 2002 to 2008, he was the Provincial Superior of the New
Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus, guiding their
post-Katrina recovery and service to the devastated region’s poor
and needy. From 1992 to 2001, he was the President/CEO
of Catholic Charities USA, the nation’s largest voluntary