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Leadership that draws upon Ignatian wisdom has the potential to heal the divides which plague our local, national and global communities. This chapter weaves together elements of Ignatian Spirituality, critical leadership studies, feminist theory, and critical race concepts to propose a conception of Ignatian leadership that is liberatory for both leader and those being led. Drawing upon Ignatian sources as well as contemporary social science theorists, it illustrates the relevance of the Ignatian worldview for today’s context, as leaders engage critical consideration of race, gender and class in shaping a more just, humane, and sustainable world. It invites the reader to reflect on the role of social identity as a shaping influence for leading with love for the liberation and flourishing of all.



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