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

Emergency Relief Fund Renders Fast Aid to Students in Need

Edisson Ramos, BA '20, is one of many students receiving assistance from UD's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which has currently raised nearly $90,000; the first of the funds were distributed last week to help students make their April rent, and Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson, BA '07, is in the process of distributing a second wave to students with housing or food insecurity or in need of Wi-Fi or other resources for online learning.

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Words of Wisdom, Advice Bolster Educators Now Teaching from Afar

In our current condition, with most of the U.S. sheltering in place and/or learning and working from our homes, it's hard to imagine that just 20 days ago, teachers and those aspiring to be teachers gathered together for the fourth annual Excellence in Education conference at the University of Dallas, organized, run and sponsored by UD's Education Department, but so they did, and so we will all do -- gather together, that is -- some day again.

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Help Us Help UD Students Affected by COVID-19

Many of you have reached out to ask what you can do to help, and I am grateful for your generosity. In response, I have created the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to immediately help UD students in this rapidly evolving situation.

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