7/20/2018 - Former CBL Student, Marie Therese Kane '18 published article in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education on her CBL experience in Bangalore, India (Conversations Magazine)
Marie Therese Kane '18, former CBL student and recent Holy Cross graduate, had an article featured in Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education magazine. In the article, "Prophets of a Future Not Our Own," Marie Therese reflects on her Maymester CBL course, "Social Justice in Action" in Bangalore, India (Marie Therese participated in the course in June of 2017. Read an excerpt of Marie Therese's article below and click here to naviagate to the full article. Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education magazine is a publication of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). Read more about the AJCU here.
Donald Trump rejected the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement that seeks to safeguard our planet from the increasingly disastrous impacts of climate change on June 1, 2017. I received this disappointing news 8,300 miles from my home, by an Indian schoolgirl tasked with reading the daily headlines at her school’s morning assembly. She declared these words with an innocence and clarity apparently universal to eight year-olds, leaving them to echo across a sea of other school children, sitting with prayerful attention in their schoolyard.
Allow me to explain. Last summer, I traveled to Bangalore, India—whose bustling streets are home to 10 million people—for a month-long academic immersion through College of the Holy Cross. Exploring “Social Justice in Context,” my peers and I dove into issues of urban development, globalization, gender, caste, and religious diversity through seminars and visits to NGOs and cultural sites. One weekend, we traveled to Manvi, a rural village in the Raichur district of the Indian state of Karnataka, twelve hours by bus from Bangalore, to build community with The Loyola Xavier School.