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  1. 1. Janice T. Folk August 14, 2013 THE GLBT COMMUNITY & CATHOLIC INSTITUTIONS
  2. 2. There is a theme of condemnation for homosexual behavior. We LOVE everyone and respect others, though! THE BIBLE & HOMOSEXUALITY
  3. 3. SO…
  4. 4.  Welcome all students into a vibrant campus community that celebrates God’s love for all.  Grounds policies, practices, and decisions in the teachings and living tradition of the Church. Builds and prepares the student affairs staff to make informed contributions to the Catholic mission of the institution.  Enriches student integration of faith and reason through the provision of co-curricular learning opportunities.  Creates opportunities for students to experience, reflect upon, and act from a commitment to justice, mercy, and compassion, and in light of Catholic and social teaching to develop respect and responsibility for all, especially those most in need. PRINCIPLES OF “GOOD PRACTICE” AT CATHOLIC INSTITUTIONS
  5. 5.  Challenges students to high standards of personal behavior and responsibility through the formation of character and virtues.  Invites and accompanies students into the life of the Catholic Church through prayer, liturgy, sacraments, and spiritual direction.  Seeks dialogue among religious traditions and with contemporary culture to clarify beliefs and to foster mutual understanding in the midst of tensions and ambiguities.  Assist students in discerning and responding to their vocations, understanding potential professional contributions, and choosing particular career directions. PRINCIPLES OF “GOOD PRACTICE” AT CATHOLIC INSTITUTIONS
  6. 6.  21 out of 28 Jesuit institutions had anti-discrimination statements as part of their policies. Why didn’t Boston College have one?  Seton Hall University ANTI-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENTS & GLBT SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS
  7. 7. Why would Catholic Institutions initiate change? THERE’S SO MUCH QUESTIONING EVEN JUST WITHIN THE CHURCH…
  9. 9. “The consequences of the ruling could reportedly require schools and colleges to allow young men who consider themselves women to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. It could also lead to ‘gender- inclusive housing,’ which would be morally problematic for Catholic colleges. It would hardly be an anomaly for the federal government to force Catholic colleges to act against their values, as the Obama administration will soon require that Catholic colleges provide health coverage that includes abortifacients, contraceptives, and sterilization procedures. And just last year, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights ruled that Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., was “not providing equal opportunity for women to participate in its intercollegiate athletics program” in compliance with Title IX regulations. It actually ordered them to form a girls’ ice hockey team.” -Catholic Education Daily, August 1, 2013 THE ARCADIA RESOLUTION!
  10. 10. If we don’t break the cycle, nothing changes. In Catholic Institutions of higher education, it seems to be the students who break this cycle of fear, ignorance, confusion, and insecurity to make change in the support of the GLBT communities. BOBBIE HARRO’S CYCLE OF SOCIALIZATION
  11. 11. If students are not given the opportunity to feel comfortable with their newfound or possible identity, how will they progress beyond Level 3, 4 or 5? While they may find a subculture group online or off campus, they may not have an alternate opportunity. CASS’ MODEL OF IDENTITY FORMATION
  13. 13.  Stand up for the needs of our students, faculty, and fellow staff members.  Examine the policies and procedures and how they may impact the GLBT community on campus.  Show support for student organizations supporting GLBT community.  Support Safe Zone and other trainings/programs at your institution.  Start small – addressing overheard bias.  It could come down to what hill are you willing to die on? WHAT CAN STUDENT AFFAIRS PRACTITIONERS DO?
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