Teaching Life and Human Dignity Symposium

June 30-July 3, 2019

The Teaching Life and Human Dignity Symposium is a four-day gathering of leaders in Catholic education and life and dignity ministry to engage in intensive intellectual formation that promotes more effective teaching of life and human dignity issues.

Our goal is simple: to support Catholic leaders in their mission to educate the minds and hearts of young adults to resist the throwaway culture and to recognize the inviolable dignity of every human being.

Over the course of the symposium, participants will have opportunities to immerse themselves in the Catholic intellectual tradition, engage in conversation with their peers and enjoy the rich spiritual life of the Church.

The symposium is fully funded by the Notre Dame Office of Life and Human Dignity in the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

Speakers Include

Tricia C. Bruce, Ph.D. is a sociologist of religion whose award-winning books include Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church (Oxford 2017) and Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful Is Changing the Church (Oxford 2011/2014). Her edited volumes include American Parishes (Fordham 2019) and Polarization in the US Catholic Church (Liturgical 2016). She is an affiliate of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society, has led research for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and is a frequent media commentator on religion and society. Current projects include a national study of Americans' Attitudes toward Abortion, with support from the McGrath Institute. She resides with her family in Knoxville, Tennessee. | Twitter @TriciaCBruce | Web www.triciabruce.com

Charlie Camosy, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University, where he has taught since finishing his PhD in theology at Notre Dame in 2008. His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, the Journal of the Catholic Health Association, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and America magazine. He is also the author of four books. Too Expensive to Treat? (Eerdmans) was a 2011 award-winner with the Catholic Media Association, Peter Singer and Christian Ethics (Cambridge) was named a 2012 “best book” with ABC Religion and Ethics, and For Love of Animals (Franciscan) was featured in the New York Times. His most recent book, Beyond the Abortion Wars (Eerdmans), was also a 2015 award-winner with the Catholic Media Association. His newest book is Resisting Throwaway Culture. Camosy received the Robert Bryne award from the Fordham Respect Life Club and the Jerome Award from the Catholic Library Association. He is the founder of the Catholic Conversation Project and advises the ethics committee of the Children's Hospital of New York.

Kristin M. Collier, MD, FACP is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School where she practices general Internal Medicine. She serves as an Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and is the Director of the Program's Primary Care Track. In addition, she is the Director of the University of Michigan Medical School Program on Health Spirituality and Religion

David Cloutier, Ph.D. is associate professor of moral theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. A graduate of Carleton College and Duke University, he is the author of The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age (Georgetown) and Walking God’s Earth: The Environment and Catholic Theology (Liturgical) and the co-editor of the new book, Naming Our Sins: How Recognizing the Seven Deadly Vices Can Renew the Sacrament of Reconciliation (CUA Press). His writing has appeared in Commonweal, America and US Catholic, among other popular publications. He edits the academic group blog catholicmoraltheology.com.

Clare Kilbane, Ph.D. is a Professor of the Practice at the University of Notre Dame and serves as the McGrath Institute for Church Life's Senior Learning Designer.  Prior to joining the Institute team in 2018, she was a Professor of Education at Otterbein University, teaching courses on instruction, assessment, and technology integration for pre-service and in-service teachers.  She is the author of Teaching Models: Designing Instruction for 21st Century Learners (2013, Allyn & Bacon/ Pearson), and The 4C's: Understanding 21st Century Skills in the Light of Faith (National Catholic Educational Association, 2018) as well as numerous other books, multimedia, and articles.  A frequent collaborator with Catholic schools, Clare has extensive experience supporting teacher professional development and educational change initiatives.

Anthony Pagliarini, Ph.D. is an assistant teaching professor in Biblical Theology and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Depart of Theology at The University of Notre Dame. He is fellow of the Word on Fire Institute and is an occasion contributor at various Catholic publications such Church Life, Aleteia, Crux, and Our Sunday Visitor. He resides with his wife and four children in South Bend, IN.