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Religion and Philosophy

Pilgrim Encounters

“We may have to turn around if the wind gets too strong,” our bus driver told me. It was pelting rain on the morning of Saturday, April 1, the day of the Medieval...

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The Black Madonna for Racial Liberation

Join the Medieval Institute, the Initiative on Race and Resilience, and the departments of Africana Studies, Program of Liberal Studies and Theology for the final webinar in...

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Sacred Art and the Journey Toward Justice

Join the Medieval Institute and the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College for the third in our webinar series on pilgrimage – Pilgrimage for Healing and Liberation....

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Twelfth Triennial Conference on the History of Women Religious To Be Hosted at Notre Dame from June 26–29 with Theme “Diversity and Dignity Across Time and Place”

The Conference on the History of Women Religious (CHWR) was established in 1988 both to assist historians in discovering and preserving the historical record of vowed women and to...

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Becoming a Pilgrim People

Join the Medieval Institute and the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary’s College for the second in our webinar series on Pilgrimage! How can the practice of pilgrimage...

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Climate, Catastrophe, and Faith: How Changes in Climate Drive Religious Upheaval

On Saturday morning, October 1, 2022 visiting scholars and community members convened in McKenna Hall for the fall 2022 installment of the Cushwa Center’s semesterly Seminar in...

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Thinking with Newman – Educating with Intention Today

In 1852, John Henry Newman presented a series of lectures examining three matters of higher education: the nature of knowledge, the role of religious belief, and the importance of...

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Faith and Fatherland: Belief and the Irish Catholic Experience

On Friday, September 9, 2022, a standing-room-only crowd gathered in Jenkins–Nanovic Halls to hear Enda Delaney, professor of modern history at the University of Edinburgh,...

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Gender, Sex, and Power: Towards a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church

The Project In December 2019, Cushwa Center director Kathleen Sprows Cummings received a grant within the University of Notre Dame’s Church Sexual Abuse Crisis Research Grant...

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Thinking with Newman: Educating with Intention Today – The Value in a University

This week we will be discussing "The Value in a University," exploring the values of universities and the value in a university education.

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Notre Dame partners in Dublin launch virtual series on Newman’s ‘The Idea of a University’

The Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway and the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason have launched a new, four-part international series to celebrate the first...

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ND Perspectives: The Catholic Church in Crisis

In this recording from Reunion 2019, Notre Dame faculty, alumni, and experts addressed the current climate in the Church and discussed solutions and the path forward. Moderator:...

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