Center for Christianity and the Common Good

The Center for Christianity and the Common Good

Mission Statement

Founded in January 1990, the Center for Christianity and the Common Good provides a forum for serious and informed discussion of the common good and brings to bear upon this discussion the insight and wisdom of the Christian intellectual tradition. This goal is met particularly through attention to issues of current public significance. These issues may be political, economic, cultural, or theological, so long as they involve our common good as members of communities ranging from the university to the nation, the world, and the universal church. Sound communities are formed through the development of shared purposes enhancing the life of their members. The discussions of the Center are designed to help find and secure these shared purposes. The Center also provides an opportunity for students to have a foretaste of the contributions they will make as leaders of their communities, as well as practice in basing their own actions and judgments upon sound first principles.

Contact

For more information about the Center, please e-mail Dr. Richard Dougherty.

News

Our Kids at Heart: The Evangelizing Power of Catholic Education

"You bring me a letter of acceptance to a Catholic school for your child, and I promise your child will attend Catholic school." This is the promise Father Mark Hamlet, BA '68 MBA '70, makes to his congregation at every Mass. The pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, Hamlet has spent much of his ministry advocating for Catholic school education through his nonprofit foundation, Our Kids at Heart.

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Junior Computer Science Major Interns at Google

This past summer, Yeabkal Wubshit, BA '20, earned the internship that every computer science major dreams of: a position at Google -- and spent the summer working on infrastructures for Google Service Accounts at Google's office in Sunnyvale, California.

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Distinguished Alumni Excel in Human Endeavor

The University of Dallas will celebrate the extraordinary achievements of four alumni with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Award recipients Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS '00, Laura Felis Quinn, BS '86 MBA '18, Judy Kelly, BA '63, and John Parker, BA '83 MBA '89, will be honored for their contributions to their professions, communities and the University of Dallas.

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