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Spring 2012: Interdisciplinary Course on Human Dignity

Through ND's Theology Department, the Human Dignity Project has been able to offer a one-credit course "On Human Dignity" to undergraduates this spring. The principal lecturer of the class is John Cavadini, director of Notre Dame's Institute for Church Life. The course introduces students to the theological presuppositions of human dignity, as well as challenging students to think about the political, legal, biological, and philosophical implications of a belief in the dignity of man.

With 70 students enrolled in the class, "We clearly have tapped into an area of interest among undergraduates," Cavadini says.

Read more about the course on the homepage of Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters.


January 23, 2012: Notre Dame sends 350 to March for Life in D.C.


Despite rain, mud and cold, 350 students, faculty and staff, including University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, were in D.C. for the 39th March for Life on Monday, January 23rd. Read more about Notre Dame's representation at the March for Life from the University Newswire and the Notre Dame Right to Life student maintained blog.





December 6, 2011: ND Project on Human Dignity Kick Off with Archbishop Dolan


Watch the lecture on our YouTube Channel!

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (New York; President, USCCB) visited Notre Dame to deliver an address on Human Dignity. The title of the event will be "Modern Questions, Ancient Answers? Defining and Defending Human Dignity in Our Time".  Catholic and Protestant responses followed the Archbishop's address, from Notre Dame theology professors Ann Astell and Gerald McKenny. This event was the inaugural lecture of Notre Dame's Project on Human Dignity.