Deepening Your Mission – Eyes to See: An Anti-Racism Examen

In Ignatian tradition, the experience of reflection is foundational to discerning a path forward that draws us closer to God and the human family. Today, Jesuit colleges and universities are facing significant issues, particularly with regard to the debilitating sin of racism. At this challenging time in our nation’s history, reflecting together could not be more important, if we are to make good on our mission commitments. In collaboration with colleagues across our member institutions, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has designed Eyes to See: An Anti-Racism Examen. The Examination of Consciousness — or Examen — is a practice used by Jesuits and their colleagues for helping us to make choices and act in ways that better the world. The practice of the Examen is as applicable to colleges and universities as it is to individuals.