Human Dignity

Summit keynote speakers to cover religion, media, politics
By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP CNN political reporter Eugene Scott, the Rev.. Jim McDermott, S.J. from Loyola Marymount University, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton are slated to this year’s Summit on Human Dignity keynote speakers. This year’s Summit is titled “We the People” and will focus on our call to respect the human dignity of each person especially as it pertains to democracy. A document…
Annual Summit to focus on democracy
By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Every year the Office of Faith and Justice engages students for two weeks on a specific topic with the intention of addressing human rights issues that are prevalent both in America and throughout the world. This year’s Summit on Human Dignity is entitled “We, the People: Inclusive and Faithful Citizenship in Modern Democracy,” and it intends to focus on democracy and how Catholics and…
Summit workshop day should be extended
By Carter Santini ’15 THE ROUNDUP Each year the Summit on Human Dignity’s workshop day tops my list of favorite days of the semester. The concept is amazing, getting to learn in depth Summit-related knowledge from experts about what interests the individual. The most novel part is that there is a workshop to connect each student’s passion to the issue. Sadly, if you’re not a senior who gets the signup…
Sheriff Arpaio’s ‘Tent City’ unjustifiable, violates human dignity
By Jack Cahill ’17 THE ROUNDUP Sheriff Joseph Arpaio modified the Maricopa County Jail in the 1990s, which is now better known as “Tent City.” In the years since its creation, Tent City has been the subject of numerous debates, mainly due to the fact that it is nothing more than a array of Korean-War-era tents in the desert that house inmates. Debates regarding whether or not Tent City is…
Summit on Human Dignity reveals opinions on criminal justice system
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP The theme of this year’s Summit is restorative justice and students are beginning to give their opinions on the issue and a system many say is in need of reform. “I of course cannot claim to be an expert on the state of the U.S. justice system, but I don’t believe expertise is needed to diagnose a very stark problem. In my opinion, the…
Summit’s primary goal to spark action in our community
By Joe Skoog ’13 THE ROUNDUP This year’s Summit on Human Dignity calls us to examine the opportunity gap created through economic inequality and how its effects can be seen throughout our own interactions. Through all of the speakers and workshops we gain powerful insights. It should be noted that the insights and knowledge we gain matter. They matter to us as students and they matter to the people affected…
Summit shouldn’t be taken for granted
Staff Editorial The Issue: The Summit on Human Dignity can be overlooked as just a break from regular classes and homework. Our Stance: Personal investment and dedication from students will pay dividends. Every year for two weeks students are given the unique and informative occasion of participating in the Summit on Human Dignity, an opportunity that no high school in the state and maybe even the country has. This year,…