Jesuit High School Talk Highlights Economic Justice


January 17, 2020

Free public lecture kicks-off President’s Ignatian Lecture with a speaker from Loyola University New Orleans

Sacramento, CA – Jesuit High School’s President, Rev. John P. McGarry, S.J., is pleased to announce the 1st Annual President’s Ignatian Lecture. The inaugural speaker will be Rev. Alfred C. Kammer, S.J., Executive Director of the Jesuit Institute for Social Research at Loyola University New Orleans.


TIME:         7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

                   Interviews and photos available before or after


                  4660 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA


Timed to coincide with Jesuit’s 13th Annual Social Justice Summit, the evening’s public lecture by Kammer will define and connect the topic of Economic Justice in Catholic Social Teaching to our local Sacramento region and the importance of confronting poverty. 


“I have experienced first-hand Fr. Fred Kammer’s generous dedication and commitment to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Catholics and non-Catholics alike will find his presentation style engaging and memorable,” shared Fr. McGarry. ”As a follower of Jesus, Fred 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 call to serve.”


Fr. Kammer is a long-time colleague and friend of Jesuit’s President, Rev. John P. 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 Loyola 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 Loyola New Orleans the funding to establish the now-robust Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans. 



About the Annual Social Justice Summit

Jesuit High School (JHS) will be hosting its 13th Annual Social Justice Summit, February 3-7, 2020, as part of the mission of forming young men of conscience, “Men for Others.”  The goal of these Summits is to help JHS students more deeply understand aspects of Catholic Social Teaching, engage in a conversation with that teaching, and formulate a more thoughtful personal position in response.


This year the focus will be on Economic Justice and the week will be dedicated to thoughtful discussion and action on this topic through small group discussion, class assemblies, panel presentations, and activities. In addition to the Keynote address by author and advocate Rev. Alfred Kammer S.J.,12 guest speakers, as well as student leadership and peers, will engage the JHS student body in a wide range of topics including Bringing Mercy to the Streets, A Call to Service, Community Organizing, and Personal Economic Justice and Credit Building.