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Office of Human Dignity & Life Initiatives

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At the University of Notre Dame:


Adult Stem Cell Research Initiative - The benefits of using adult stem cells far outweigh those of embryonic stem cells. See what Notre Dame stem cell experts say.

Center for Ethics and Culture - Transforming the culture in which we live into one where the dignity of human life is respected, the compatibility of faith and reason is recognized, and the connection between the truth and genuine freedom is understood.

Center for Social Concerns - The service and community-based learning center of Notre Dame, inviting students, faculty, staff and alumni to think critically about today's complex social realities and about their responsibilities within them.

Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty - An student organization in the Notre Dame Law School that seeks to educate the community about the social and economic harm caused by the death penalty and to enable lawyers and law students to work for an end to capital punishment.

Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention - CSAP offers advice and guidance to Notre Dame’s Office of Student Affairs and campus community on how to assist and support victims of sexual assault.

Fund to Protect Human Life - Under the auspices of the Center for Ethics and Culture, this fund that seeks to educate Notre Dame students on the rich intellectual tradition supporting the dignity of life and promoting activities that enhance Notre Dame's institutional commitment to supporting the dignity of life.

Gender Relations Center - Committed to the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual development of all students, the GRC promotes moral formation consistent with the Catholic identity, mission and values of the University of Notre Dame in an effort to encourage and facilitate dialogue among students about topics related to relationships, gender, and sexuality.

Identity Project of Notre Dame (idND) - Promoting an understanding of the dignity of men and women through reflecting upon the different facets of personhood and how to combine these into a holistic understanding of the human person.

  • Edith Stein Project - The annual conference of idND which addresses the various issues of gender, sexuality,  and human dignity by exploring what it means to be authentic women and men.

Institute for Church Life - As a bridge between the University and the Church, ICL links programs and personnel on campus with Church leaders, University graduates, and others who are concerned with the development of vital communities of faith. 

The Irish Rover - A student-run newspaper dedicated to serving Notre Dame and her Catholic identity.

Jus Vitae - An organization in the Notre Dame Law School that is dedicated to legally preserving the right to life.

Knights of Columbus, Council #1477 - Notre Dame's local council of the Knights of Columbus.

The Observer - The daily, student-run newspaper serving Notre Dame and Saint Mary's.

Notre Dame Right to Life - A student organization dedicated to protecting the right to life.

Special Friends - An organization on campus dedicated to mentoring children with developmental disabilities.

University Faculty for Life (ND Chapter)


Beyond the Notre Dame Campus:

40 Days for Life - "40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America."

Americans United for Life - A pro-life organization that spans the entire country.

Catholic Campaign to End the Use of the Death Penalty - A webpage designed to support the pro-life initiatives in the arena of capital punishment.

Death Penalty Information Center - A page that extols the virtues of life without the death penalty.

Life Site News - A news site dedicated to the right to life.

National Catholic Partnership on Disability - An organization designed to provide aid from Catholics to people with disabilities and those who support the disabled.

National Right to Life - The National Right to Life website.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - An organization of Bishops within the United States.