What is the OIS Ignatian Speakers Directory?
The OIS Ignatian Speakers Directory is a free resource to aid those seeking a speaker on an Ignatian theme. The range of possible topics is wide, from specific features of Ignatian spirituality (such as The Examen Prayer) to commentary on historical or contemporary issues through the lens of Ignatian spirituality.
Who is this for? Seekers.
Groups and organizations looking for a speaker knowledgeable about Ignatian spirituality who can provide instruction, lead prayer, or offer a faith perspective on historical or contemporary topics through the lens of Ignatian spirituality. Ignatian spirituality is the legacy of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and is widely shared by Jesuits, lay persons and other religious throughout the world. Speakers. Those who have expertise in topics and areas mentioned above and are available, whether regularly or occasionally, to speak to groups.
What is the process?
There is a two-step process for being listed. First, fill out the online form. After it has been reviewed and accepted, you will then be contacted to complete the registration process, including listing your specific programs. Note that you will be able to edit your profile at any time after being added to the list.
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What if my topic of interest is not included among the options?
The topics provided are deliberately broad and it is up to the individual speaker to determine the appropriate topic under which to list their services. Speakers are free to list in the “other” section as long as the topic meets the criteria listed under “Guidelines for Speakers”, below. Speakers can list under both a listed topic, if appropriate, and in “other” to assist those searching for particular topic to more easily find desired material. For example, a talk on social and economic justice from an Ignatian perspective could be listed under “Ignatian Spirituality” with an additional listing in the “other” box, under the title “social justice”.
What about fees?
Fees and suggested stipends can be listed on the site or discussed with the inquirer after initial contact.
What about privacy?
You will be contacted through the online contact form by those seeking to engage your services. The inquirer will not have your personal contact information unless and until you respond to them and provide it.
Guidelines for Speakers
What are the criteria for listing?