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Kevin K. Kumashiro, who is 43, will become dean of the University of San Francisco's School of Education in July. Mr. Kumashiro, who is a proponent of what he calls "anti-oppressive education," is a professor of education and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and president of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

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Fr. Timothy P. Kesicki, S.J., has been named the next president of the Jesuit Conference of the Society of Jesus. Fr. Kesicki, who was appointed by Father Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, will assume his new position August 1, 2014.

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The vision of the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), a binational organization that works in the area of migration on the U.S.-Mexico border, is simple in description: to help make humane, just, workable migration between the U.S. and Mexico a reality.

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Michael Kennedy, S.J., talks about the Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative and his work with youth in the California prison system.

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Fr. Michael Barber, S.J., 58, a member of the California Province of the Society of Jesus and director of spiritual formation at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., has been named Bishop of Oakland.

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Two Brophy College Preparatory students have earned awards for excellence in statistics and journalism.

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Lisa Kloppenberg will be appointed to a five-year term as the next dean of the Santa Clara University School of Law starting July.

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A one-ton granite statue of Jesuit Father Pedro Arrupe, the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was installed at the University of San Francisco in March as part of the university’s Pedro Arrupe Week celebration.

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At a Capitol Hill hearing yesterday, Jesuit Father Sean Carroll, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative (KBI), testified about a new report that’s shedding light on disturbing cases of family separation caused by current U.S. immigration policy.

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The diverse works of four contemporary Jesuit artists are currently being showcased at an exhibit at the University of San Francisco’s Manresa Gallery. “Spiritual Practices: Meditations on Faith” is an exploration of the visual art practices of Jesuit Fathers Arturo Araujo, Thomas Lucas, Trung Pham and Josef Venker.

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The interest in the new pope has been fueled by his obvious humility, his informality, his reaching out to the poor and his penchant for stripping down the layers of Renaissance garb that often engulfed his predecessors. He is a simple man with simple tastes.

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G-Dog, a documentary about Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., and Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, written and directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock (Maya Lin: A Strong Vision), will make its theatrical debut.

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Jesuits repeat one of Christ's acts by washing the feet of inmates, as Pope Francis did for young Italian prisoners rather than for clerics as is the custom.

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“So what do you think of the new Pope?”

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Fr. Andrew Francis Maginnis, S.J., a Jesuit for 73 years and an ordained priest for 50 years passed away after a brief illness on March 17 in Regis Infirmary, Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos. He was 89.

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Loyola High School of Los Angeles, the oldest secondary school in Southern California, hosted more than 110 Loyola mothers, faculty members, and alumni mothers at its February 23 Mothers’ Guild Day of Recollection at Clougherty Chapel.

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While politicians and advocacy organizations work at coming up with legislation to reform the U.S. immigration system, the Jesuits are tackling some of its problems head-on at the Mexican border, in higher education institutions and in parishes. Soon, they'll start analyzing what changes might help people to stay in their homelands.

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Br. Michael Breault, S.J., a member of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, has been appointed the next director of national vocation promotion for the Society of Jesus in the United States.

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On Wednesday, February 27th, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) hosted a breakfast for Members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center.

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Building a better prayer life through research and data may sound like a strange concept, but that is exactly what Jesuit Father Bill Watson is doing through the Sacred Story Institute (SSI).

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Drawings from an English-language Qur’an that seeks to illustrate and make accessible 1400-year-old Suras for Americans today.

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