The Office of Faith and Justice thanks everyone who participated in the 2019 Summit on Human Dignity - The Search for Health: Dignifying the Mind, Body, and Spirit
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 conscience, conviction and compassion who will one day use their voices, as well as their votes, to influence and effect beneficial change in the world for those most in need of justice and equality.
Summit on Human Dignity 2019 The Search for Health: Dignifying the Mind, Body, and Spirit
February 25 through March 5, 2019
A forum to examine and address the widespread injustices related to public health in light of the Gospel's call to respect and promote the human dignity of each person.
Mission Statement Introduction
Modern Americans have many opportunities and face many challenges when it comes to maintaining their health. There are countless programs for nutrition and weight loss. Many online portals provide answers about troubling conditions of the body, from the common cold to treating diabetes and diagnosing cancer. Hospitals, clinics and healthcare systems have an impressive array of treatments, pharmaceuticals, technologies and procedures available to address diseases, addictions and injuries human beings face. However, even with all of the know-how, data and powerful advertising of how healthy we can be, Americans are not getting healthier. American culture often promotes lifestyles and habits and encourages levels of work and stress that are unhealthy. Access to even the basic ways to prevent sickness and to heal the body, mind and spirit is not equal. If everyone has a right to health, how can Americans address the injustices and obstacles that keep us from fully realizing it?
Please read the Mission Statement in its entirety at the link below.