The Center for Christianity and the Common Good
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.
For more information about the Center, please e-mail Dr. Richard Dougherty.