by Si Smith, SJ.
During a meeting of Buddhists, many from Vietnam, which the Dalai Lama recently held in Dharamsala, he
stated in response to a question from his
audience: "There are times and situations in which external factors limit the sense of religion.
Simon (Si) E. Smith, S.J is a New England Jesuit with a broad background and varied international experience.
taught at different levels in Baghdad College
, Iraq, Boston College
, Weston Jesuit School of Theology
, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
and Nativity schools in Boston and Worcester.
major and preferred areas of instruction are Scripture and liturgy.
is known as an organizer and administrator, having spent a dozen years based in Washington, as Executive of Jesuit Missions
for the U.S. and Canada.
Si has published widely, is a popular lecturer, is fluent in French, Spanish and German and has traveled & worked extensively in the third world.
And we are grateful that he also serves IVC as a Spiritual Reflector.
Thank you for your thoughts Si
They are helping me deal with the shooting yesterday of that extraordinary 14-year-old girl yesterday in Pakistan unafraid to die as she
voice against the oppressive beliefs and violent methods of the Taliban to crush the education of girls.