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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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

Location: TBA

Fall Conference - Higher Powers Logo

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


Location: Morris Inn

Ernest Morrell In Quarter Zip

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


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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