The Summit

Part of the transformational experience that is Jesuit education is to start young men and women on an early path to awareness of social issues and current affairs, and to teach them how to become advocates for social justice and positive change in the world. At Brophy, the annual Summit on Human Dignity (modeled after those most often seen at colleges and universities) highlights an issue that is particularly relevant and informs students on its nuances, as well as its social and political ramifications.

Brophy hopes to graduate young men of competence, conscience and compassion who will one day use their voices, as well as their votes, to influence and affect change beneficial to the marginalized in society. 

Summit 2024: Debt & Dignity

Mission Statement
This year's Summit, taking place February 26 - March 7, will examine debt — across a variety of forms — and the ways that it shapes our lives and our world. Student debt, medical debt, sovereign debt of developing countries and various hidden forms of debt are often “issues behind the issue” for a range of social inequities. At the same time, predatory loans, disparities in mortgage lending, and a lack of financial wellness resources often contribute to keeping people in poverty and disproportionately affect communities of color.

On a more macro level, there are real questions worth exploring about the ethical dilemmas that come from living in a debt-based economy like ours. Recalling the way the Hebrews used their Jubilee as a method of ameliorating the injustices that can come from debt, and studying the ways Jesus spoke of debt and the Church has approached surrounding issues, the Brophy community will explore the complexities of the phenomenon of debt and reflect on how we are called to respond to it in our personal, economic and community lives.

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