Building Just Communities


  • Trudy Sable Saint Mary's University
  • David Sable Saint Mary's University


For this special issue, we were guided by the theme in the Call for Papers: How can contemplative approaches nurture more ethical, compassionate, and socially just communities in higher education in a way that recognizes and honors differences with a commitment to the common flourishing of all? We received a wide spectrum of inspiring research and reflections that illustrate the components and means for creating more socially just communities through contemplative practices. All the articles we chose provide pedagogical tools and evidence of positive impacts on inner awareness as well as the sense of connectedness either in the classroom, amongst faculty and staff, or across universities and related communities in their geographic area. With respect to the impacts of contemplative practices more specifically related to socially just communities, you will find innovative examples in this journal.