At STM, a rich variety of voices converge to form one dynamic community grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic values of intensive intellectual dialogue and reverence for all backgrounds and viewpoints. We constantly work to ensure we reflect the rapidly changing demographics of the Catholic Church and provide resources to meet the needs of every student.
of students are lay students
of lay students are female
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These are just some of the ways that STM students engage in issues relating to diversity and inclusion at Boston College and throughout the greater Boston area.
Corazón Latinx fosters a sense of comunidad among students who are preparing or are interested in working with Latina/o communities. The committee works to promote awareness and celebrates the Latina/o religious culture in three distinct areas: building community, liturgy, and spirituality.
Gaudete—an extension of the greater LGBTQ and ally resources at BC—is a welcoming and affirming community of students that recognizes the dignity of each person and seeks to enrich STM with openness and acceptance. We celebrate inclusivity through fellowship, discussion, workshops, and event sponsorship.
Interreligious Engagement aims to facilitate conversations on college campuses around Boston in the hopes of raising awareness of the diversity of faiths. We hope to collectively move beyond those elements that separate us to work together toward common goals as we respect the uniqueness of each person’s faith.
The STM Women's Group seeks to support all members of the STM community who identify as female. We strive to promote greater inclusivity by uplifting, empowering, and celebrating the voices of women and other globally marginalized persons. We strive to promote full participation of women in the Catholic Church.
All of us share a single mission: to develop our academic and ministerial gifts in service to the Church and the world. And we value each student equitably—no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, socioeconomic status, religion, ability, or age.
“As an openly gay and openly Catholic Latino studying at the STM and working in Campus Ministry, dialogue has been at the heart of my BC experience. The friendships I have formed at the STM have been sources of support and challenge as I figure out my place as a minister in the Church.”
“The School of Theology and Ministry prepares pastoral leaders and theological scholars to inspire others to imagine possibility and live with radical hope. We do this through a curriculum that honors a diversity of perspectives about what it means to be in relationship with God, others, and the world. We model it through pedagogical commitments that foster serious inquiry and life-giving empowerment. We bring it to life through our research and service.”
These are just some of the courses offered at STM that address themes of diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
Two STM students created an approach to anti-racism work that draws on significant themes in the Ignatian tradition. This document is guided by the reality that our formation must recognize the current ministerial contexts in which we serve, seeking to integrate our academic study with the personal, pastoral, and spiritual dimensions of formation. How might our discernment of God’s call for racial justice challenge the way we minister and work right now? How might it call us to bring this challenge and discernment to our communities?
Whether sung liturgically, privately, or performed in concert, the Spirituals are a truly unique American music genre, steeped and founded in the Black Church experience with longevity and relevance for our lives today.
Over the 13 years of his public social ministry, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., called our nation to self-reflection and action with regard to three urgent problems—racism, poverty, and war, which remain as urgent today as they did 50 years ago. This address explores King’s exercise of the prophetic and those problems from the vantage of political theology.
Responses to Covid-19 have only highlighted and exacerbated the racial and socioeconomic divides in this country, and as the contemporary civil rights movement pushes for reform and abolition, declaring yet again that Black lives matter -- where is God? Where is the (c)hurch? Together we reflect on both the questions and theological resources for pursuing community and racial justice.