Ignatian Pedagogy Process
To create the Living Text, the IJEP will follow a four-step 'Ignatian Pedagogy Process' of seeing, judging, acting, and reflecting.
- Step 1 is to see the conflict surrounding an environmental challenge and gather the basic scientific knowledge necessary to understand it.
- Step 2 is to judge what is seen from the standpoints of our deep visions of life (or, spiritualities) and our moral perspectives (or, ethics).
- Step 3 is to act, on the basis of this judgment.
- Step 4 the foreseen and/or realized results of these actions invite us to reflect on how well we have seen, judged and acted.
Following these four steps leads to a deepened 'second seeing' of the environmental challenge which, in turn, invites another round of scientific assessment, spiritual and ethical judgment, action, and evaluation. This is consistent with Father General Adolfo Nicolas' 2010 call in Mexico City to "promote in creative new ways the depth of thought and imagination that are distinguishing marks of the Ignatian tradition." The purpose of the four-step Ignatian Pedagogy Process is to arrive at an integrated presentation of the environmental challenge that is scientifically accurate, spiritually rooted, morally focused, and action oriented.