Join the Discourse 2018-19 Event Series

Join the Discourse

A campus-wide series of events providing tools for starting and sustaining inclusive conversations


ASLMU, BCLA, Ethnic and Intercultural Services, Office of Mission and Ministry, and Student Affairs present the 2018-19 lineup:

  • Mission Day 2019

    Finding Common Ground in a Polarized World: Possibilities and Perils

    Jan. 25, 2019 | 12 p.m.
    Sacred Heart Chapel

    Join us for a lecture with Julie Hanlon Rubio, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, exploring how we might engage in dialogues of mutual respect and understanding in a world marked by conflict, isolation, and distrust. Is finding common ground possible? Is it worthwhile? And how does LMU's mission and identity shape how we approach these questions.

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    Julie Hanlon Rubio

    Julie Hanlon Rubio is among the most visible public theologians in the U.S. Catholic Church today. Her articles have appeared in venues such as America, the National Catholic Reporter,, and the Washington Post, reaching diverse audiences. Dr. Rubio's 2016 book, Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church (Georgetown University Press), suggests that there is a way beyond red versus blue for Catholics.

    Lunch Reception to follow.

    This event is free. Visit Mission Day 2019 for more information.


  • National Dialogue on Race 2018

    Nov. 17, 2018 | 6 p.m.
    The Hill

    This year's event brought together the campus community to discuss race and ways we can use Jesuit ideals to bridge societal divides in pursuit of the common good.

    Read more in the Loyolan's article on key takeaways.

  • Pass the Gravy, Not Your Political Views: Thanksgiving Conversations with Your Family 2018

    Nov. 5, 2018 | 2:20 p.m.
    McIntosh Center, Uhall

    This event set the table for successfully navigating tense holiday conversations.

  • Honesty Hour 2018

    Oct. 11, 2018 | 6 p.m.
    The Hill

    Students engaged in an active group discussion of sensitive topics and gained skills in open and respectful dialogue.

  • So You Want to Talk About Race? 2018

    Oct. 3, 2018 | 6 p.m.
    Hilton 100

    NY Times best-selling author and advocate, Ijeoma Oluo, discussed her latest book, the racial landscape in America and hot-button topics, as well as tools for answering questions people frequently dare to ask.

    Read the Loyolan article LMU Talks About Race.