MISSION AND MINISTRY | This week, LMU hosts the annual Mission and Identity Conference of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Mission officers from Jesuit universities across the country, along with staff from the AJCU, Jesuit province offices, and other Jesuit works (including Loyola Press in Chicago and Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society), will gather to reflect on the current state of Jesuit higher education and the future mission of the Jesuit university.
Conference attendees will also seize on LMU’s location in Silicon Beach to consider how the arts can support mission and how the proliferation of digital technologies require us to rethink traditional theologies about the nature of the human person.
Capping off these discussions will be screening of “Flannery,” the new documentary on the life of American Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor. The film, co-created by Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco, S.J., was recently awarded the inaugural Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film and named Best Documentary at the Austin Film Festival.