Fostering a Culture of Life at the University of Notre Dame.
Human Dignity Lecture
The 2013 Human Dignity Lecture featured Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Theology and father of Liberation Theology. Access the lecture, Poverty and Human Dignity, here: https://lifeinitiatives.nd.edu/ndhumandignity/human-dignity-lecture/.
University Life Initiatives announces new program director
University Life Initiatives is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Keating as its new program director. Keating, who graduated from the Notre Dame Master of Divinity program this past spring, succeeds founding director Mary Daly. Prior to studying at Notre Dame, Keating taught high school theology for five years in rural South Dakota, where she also served as her department’s chair for two years. She looks forward to continuing and expanding the intellectual and pastoral work of University Life Initiatives as the office strives to articulate a compelling vision of human dignity amid contemporary challenges.
University Life Fellows Database now available
At the end of the 2012-2013 year, the ULI office hosted its first "Lessons for Life" symposium. The symposium introduced to the broader Notre Dame community the results of the University Life Fellows seminar. After a year of conversation about effective pedagogical approaches to selected human dignity/life-related issues, an online database has been established. The database features pedagogical materials pertinent to different topics in the panoply of pro-life concerns and suitable for inclusion in the classroom, whether as an entire course, a discrete unit within a course, or even a single class period. The database can be accessed here.
A new set of University Life Fellows will be selected each year for a new “round” of regular meetings, exploring new topics and building upon the pedagogical resources assembled by the members of the inaugural group of Fellows. Learn more about the University Life Fellows program. If you are interested in getting involved, contact the University Life Initiatives Office!
New Pregnancy/Parenting Resource Brochure appears across campus
For a student facing an unintended pregnancy, the physical, emotional, and spiritual issues can seem overwhelming. In keeping with its Catholic identity, Notre Dame is committed to life and to helping students make choices that support the choice for life. The University will make every effort to provide caring, non-judgmental, and professional assistance and support. Assistance and support is available to any one affected by the pregnancy of someone close to them. The University also supports all those who are parenting. Find out more about the resources offered to pregnant and parenting students--married or unmarried, undergraduate or graduate level--at the University of Notre Dame.
ND "Irish Fighting for Life" Sweatshirts available!
Notre Dame's Student's for Life club is making their famous "Irish Fighting for Life" sweatshirts available to the public for purchasing. All sizes are available for $30. Proceeds go towards supporting the club's excellent year-long programming. For buying information see here. To learn more about Notre Dame's Right to Life club, see here.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Mon Nov 25, 2013, 10:00PM - 11:30PM
All are invited to pray for a greater recognition of and respect for the "transcendent dignity of the human person" (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, 132). A dessert reception will follow Mass.