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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Vita Institute: NYC

Location: Sheen Center (18 Bleecker St, NY, NY)

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Join us for a full day of instruction in the fundamentals of life issues with our world-renowned scholars in biology, philosophy, theology, and law. No prior knowledge of these disciplines is assumed or required; sessions are aimed at enthusiastic pro-life advocates seeking to hone their skill and enhance their knowledge to better advance the Culture of Life.…

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Friday, January 19, 2018

March For Life 2018

Location: Washington, D.C.

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The Center for Ethics and Culture is proud to once again sponsor students, faculty, and staff from Notre Dame, Saint Mary's, and Holy Cross College to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

“The End of Religious Freedom? Challenges from the Right, the Left, and Around the Globe” with Daniel Mark

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Location: Room 1050 - Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

Daniel Mark

“The End of Religious Freedom? Challenges from the Right, the Left, and Around the Globe” by Daniel Mark, Chairman of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Daniel Mark is also a visiting research fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, a visiting Tocqueville Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Villanova University.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Lunch Round Table: D.C. Schindler on "Freedom from Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty"

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Location: Oak Room

Schindler Freedom From Reality

Michael Moreland (Villanova Law), Adam Seagrave (University of Missouri), and Peter Simpson (CUNY) will join author D. C. Schindler in a discussion of his book's critique of the modern notion of freedom. Cosponsored by the Constitutional Studies Minor at Notre Dame. Lunch will be provided beginning at noon, with the panel beginning at 12:30. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

"The Prophetic Power of Humanae Vitae" by Mary Eberstadt

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Location: Oak Room, South Dining Hall

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Pope Paul VI's landmark 1968 encyclical explored the effects of then-new technologies on human reproduction, and reaffirmed the traditional Catholic anthropological teaching on the exclusive, permanent conjugal relationship of marriage as the fundamental building block of society. In the view of presenter Mary Eberstadt, Humanae Vitae

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Francis X. Clooney, S.J., to Lecture on "St. Joseph in South India"

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Location: 140 DeBartolo Hall

Join the World Religions World Church Area in the Notre Dame Department of Theology; the McGrath Institute for Church Life; and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study for a public lecture by renowned theologian Rev. Dr. Francis X. Clooney, S.J., entitled “St. Joseph in South India: When an 18th-Century Jesuit Retold the Story of the Holy Family.”…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Concert: Sons of Bill

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Location: Remick Commons (Carole Sandner Hall)

Sons of Bill

Join us for a free concert and conversation with the Sons of Bill, a Virginia roots-rock band featuring brothers Sam, Abe, and James Wilson. Influenced by their father Bill Wilson, a musician and professor of philosophical theology and Southern lit at UVA, the band's recent album Love And Logic

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Conference on Medicine & Religion

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

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The Center for Ethics and Culture is a co-sponsor of the annual Conference on Medicine & Religion. The 2018 conference (April 13–15) in St. Louis is entitled, "Examining the Foundations of Medicine and Religion."​ Registration is now open

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Conference on Medicine & Religion

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

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The Center for Ethics and Culture is a co-sponsor of the annual Conference on Medicine & Religion. The 2018 conference (April 13–15) in St. Louis is entitled, "Examining the Foundations of Medicine and Religion."​ Registration is now open

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Conference on Medicine & Religion

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

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The Center for Ethics and Culture is a co-sponsor of the annual Conference on Medicine & Religion. The 2018 conference (April 13–15) in St. Louis is entitled, "Examining the Foundations of Medicine and Religion."​ Registration is now open

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Symposium: The #MeToo Moment: Second Thoughts on the Sexual Revolution

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Location: The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, D.C.

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The #MeToo movement has generated widespread outrage over sexual harassment and the culture that condoned it. More broadly, it has prompted new questions about related harms to women and whether those harms share a common root in the sexual revolution.…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Economics & Catholic Social Thought Seminar (June 10–13)

Location: Notre Dame

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Now in its third year, this seminar is designed as an introduction and immersion into Catholic social thought for graduate students and faculty in economics, finance, or related fields. Participants will cover foundational principles in Catholic social thought, starting with the human person, dignity, freedom, subsidiarity, solidarity, and the common good, and moving toward applications of these principles to conceptual understandings and ethical considerations involving economic topics such as utility theory, firm and business ethics, wages, markets, globalization, poverty, and development. Participants will delve into social encyclicals, secondary sources, and relevant economics texts.…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

8th Annual Philosophy Workshop: Aquinas on Divine Attributes (June 14–17)

Location: Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh NY

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The Center for Ethics and Culture, in concert with the Catholic and Dominican Institute at Mount Saint Mary College and the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies, is again co-sponsoring the 8th Annual Philosophy Workshop to take place June 14–17, 2018.…

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Tailgate: ND vs. Michigan

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Location: Geddes Hall Quad

Tailgate

Save the date to join us for food, fellowship, and fun at a Center for Ethics and Culture Tailgate! We'll cheer on the Irish before two home games this year: September 1 (vs. Michigan) and September 29 (vs. Stanford). Join us on the lawn south of Geddes Hall for this family-friendly event. We'll see you there. No RSVP necessary. Go Irish!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

McMahon Aquinas Lecture by Cardinal Peter Turkson

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Location: St. Mary's College O'Laughlin Auditorium (Moreau Center for the Arts)

Cardinal Peter Turkson

Saint Mary's College hosts the 2018 McMahon Aquinas Lecture, "The Poor, the Vulnerable, and the Common Good" by Cardinal Peter Turkson on September 11, 2018. The event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson is Prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. During his years in the Roman Curia, he has also served as President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and been a member of the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church, the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses, and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Cardinal Turkson was born in western Ghana, and begain his episcopal career as Archbishop of Cape Coast.…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Soul and Barbed Wire: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Solzhenitsyn’s "The Gulag Archipelago"

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

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“Soul and Barbed Wire: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of Solzhenitsyn’s ‘The Gulag Archipelago’”, will take place at 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 21 at 1050 Jenkins and Nanovic Halls. 

The lecture will be delivered by Daniel J. Mahoney, Augustine Chair in Distinguished Scholarship at Assumption College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tailgate: ND vs. Stanford

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Location: Geddes Hall Quad

Tailgating Family

Save the date to join us for food, fellowship, and fun at a Center for Ethics and Culture Tailgate! We'll cheer on the Irish before two home games this year: September 1 (vs. Michigan) and September 29 (vs. Stanford). Join us on the lawn south of Geddes Hall for this family-friendly event. We'll see you there. No RSVP necessary. Go Irish!

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Behold I Make All Things New: A Conversation on Youth, Faith, and Vocation

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Location: LUMSA l'Aula Giubileo, Rome, Italy

October 4 Youth Synod Meeting

As a contribution to the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame has convened a global panel of Synod delegates and young Catholics who will give personal reflections on the themes of the Synod in light of the Catholic Church’s positive offerings to the young people of the world, with a particular focus on the transcendentals of beauty, truth, and goodness.…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Catholic in Congress: Faithfulness and Public Service

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Location: Andrews Auditorium, Geddes Hall

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Join the Center for Ethics and Culture for a lecture by Congressman Dan Lipinski on remaining faithful while working in the world of public service. Known as a conservative and pro-life Democrat, Mr. Lipinski is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 3rd congressional district, a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, and the co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus.…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fall Conference: Higher Powers (Nov. 1–3, 2018)

Location: TBA

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What is the proper relationship between God, the human person, and the state? In a 1993 address, Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn observed that, “having refused to recognize the unchanging Higher Power above us, we have filled that space with personal imperatives, and suddenly life has become a harrowing prospect indeed.” Twenty-five years after Solzhenitsyn’s address, and one hundred years after his birth, the Center for Ethics and Culture’s 19th Annual Fall Conference will consider how every human pursuit can be oriented toward higher powers and reflect on the true measures of social progress, the role of morality in law and politics, and the dynamics of liberty, dignity, self-sacrifice, and the good in public life.…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Bread of Life Dinner with Ernest Morrell

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Location: Morris Inn

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Every semester since Spring 2009, the Center has hosted Bread of Life dinner discussions. The event is designed to provide an opportunity for Notre Dame undergraduates and faculty to meet, reflect on, and discuss their attitudes toward beginning-of-life issues. Bread of Life is especially meant to attract students who might not already be strongly committed to the Church’s teachings on these issues but who are open to exploring them. This semester's dinner will feature Professor Ernest Morrell, speaking on "Fighting for Life in the Digital Age: Media, Literacy, and the New Evangelization."…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Autism and Assisted Suicide: What's Happening in Europe and Why It Should Stop

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Location: Spes Unica Hall, Room 145 (Saint Mary’s College)

It is now well-documented—if not well-publicized on this side of the Atlantic—that people on the spectrum have died by euthanasia and assisted suicide in Belgium and the Netherlands. In this colloquium, Dr. Michael Waddell will draw upon psychological and legal scholarship to examine ethical problems with euthanasia and assisted suicide for people on the spectrum, with a response from O. Carter Snead

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia for People with Psychiatric Disorders: An Emerging Ethical Crisis

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Location: Eck Visitor Center

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In several European countries, physician assisted suicide and euthanasia by lethal injection are being made available to psychiatric patients with non-terminal mental illnesses – commonly administered by their own treating psychiatrists. Canada now offers euthanasia by injection for patients who are not strictly terminally ill, and the nation is on the verge of making it available to those with psychiatric disorders only. This raises profound ethical questions, for psychiatrists in particular, who have a core ethos and skill set to prevent suicide, find alternative paths to a better future, and help patients cope with and even make meaning of suffering. …

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