September 28, 2020

Latest Issue of MAST Journal (Vol. 27, No. 1) Available

The latest issue (Vol. 27, No. 1) of The MAST Journal was recently published. This volume, guest-edited by Mary-Paula Cancienne, R.S.M., is a collaborative effort between The MAST Journal and the Conference for Mercy Higher Education.

Greg Baker, writing from the perspective as a mission officer, looks at what makes a mercy college or university distinctly Mercy in “Higher Education at the Intersection of Mission and Reality.”

Mary-Paula Cancienne, R.S.M., in “A Tent of Learning: Catholic and Mercy in Higher Education,” highlights the relationship of Mercy and Catholic when many campuses do not have experience with the Catholic tradition.

In “The Covenant of Mercy Higher Education: A New Moment in Mission” Timothy Muldoon, explores how sponsorship in Mercy higher education is a “covenantal” relationship.

Elizabeth Davis, R.S.M. breaks open the larger context of a suffering planet and the urgency to focus on it in higher education in “Mercy Higher Education—Transformed and Transforming.”

In “A Pedagogy of Becoming: The Social Imaginary of Mercy,” Jayme Hennessy argues for a robust, integrated approach to passing on Mercy that is embedded in course work and all other collegiate activities.

Jennifer Reed-Bouley and Kristin Mattson address the experience of “Trumpism” in the classroom in “Catholic and Mercy Higher Education: Preparing Students for Critical Engagement in the Era of Trump.”

Johann Vento writes directly to students in “Mercy Education: It’s not about Me, It’s about Us,” sharing what they can expect to experience at a Mercy college or university.

Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley, speaks to a collective identity, without being an exercise in uniformity, in “Common (?) Values in Mercy, Catholic Higher Education.”

Mary-Paula Cancienne, R.S.M. and Moya K. Dittmeier consider major themes with the Mercy charism and its history in “Common Focus Areas for Exploring Characteristics and Values of a Mercy College or University,” a tool for reflection and dialogue.

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Messages to: Julia Upton rsm - Executive Director MAST Association

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