One People, One Planet, One Mission:
Renewing Our Commitment to Sustainability and Stewardship
A Forum to Examine Global Environmental Issues in Light of Our Gospel Call
to Respect and Promote the Human Dignity of Each Person.
Monday, February 2nd marks the official start of the 2009 Summit on Human Dignity. This two week, campus-wide annual event is in its 5th year. The Summit is an opportunity for students to explore a current issue as it relates to human dignity through speakers and presentations, discussions and dialogue, exhibits and displays, and through curricular connections being made in the classroom. The Summit on Human Dignity is one way Brophy seeks to fulfill our Jesuit mission of “providing students with the intellectual, moral and spiritual formation that will enable them to make a commitment to service – that will make them agents of change.” (#81, Go Forth and Teach: The Characteristics of Jesuit Education, 1987)
The 2009 Summit will run February 2nd-12th.Through this Summit, we hope to create a forum in which the Brophy community and in particular our students, will consider the realities of climate change, sustainability, and justice as well as the Catholic tradition’s perspective on environmentalism and stewardship, so as to guide our personal and communal response.
Summit-related events which parents and the larger community are invited and encouraged to attend are:
The “Rennaisance” Series on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 7pm in Harper Great Hall. For more information and to RSVP contact Ann Wolf, Assistant to the Principal, at
602.264.5291 ext. 6310 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brophy Day at the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market on Saturday, February 7th, 2009. We will meet at Brophy at 8am and travel by light rail to the Downtown Phoenix Farmers Market. Students are asked to find the Brophy table at the Market to check in and receive a special give-away. Watch for more information to come!
You may view all Summit presentations and activities by clicking the “Summit Schedule” link below.