At the Center
Capturing the lively discussions, presentations, and other events that make up the daily activities of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
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Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 1:53 PM
Educators from throughout the Diocese of San Jose gathered at the Center this week for a program of presentations and workshops on moral formation and knowledge of faith.
A session of the Center's popular Ethics Camp, the program featured Center Director of Character Education Steve Johnson, himself a former Catholic school teacher and principal. Other presenters included Fr. Tony Mancuso, a visiting scholar at the Ethics Center and chaplain at St. Francis High School; and Christa Hanson and Cecile Mantecon, principal and religion coordinator at St. Mary's School, Gilroy.
Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 3:53 PM
Tom Plante, SCU professsor of psychology and nationally recognized expert on the problem of clergy sexual abuse, talks with the Center's Emerging Issues Group about recent research on sexual offenders. The group discusses what the Catholic Church has done--and still should do--to address the problem.
Tuesday, Jun. 29, 2010 4:50 PM
Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson returned today from a conference at the Vatican, "Towards an Economy Supporting the Human Family: Person, Society, Institutions."
Hanson was a panelist for a session on "North American Perspectives on Caritas in Veritate," the 2009 Papal Encyclical described by the US Conference of Bishops as "a call to see the relationship between human and environmental ecologies and to link charity and truth in the pursuit of justice, the common good, and authentic human development. " He is shown here with co-panelists and Stefano Zamagni, a member of the committee that drafted Caritas in Veritate.
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2010 3:58 PM
Join us April 28 for a panel discussion on the ethical, theological, and pastoral challenges presented by clergy sexual abuse featuring:
- Sister Barbara Flannery, CSJ, Former Chancellor, Catholic Diocese of Oakland
- Paul Crowley, SJ, Jesuit Community Professor, SCU Religious Studies
- Kirk Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and John Courtney Murray S.J. University Professor of Social Ethics
Monday, Mar. 8, 2010 4:49 PM
Tom Fox, who has been affiliated with the National Catholic Reporter since he was asked to be the publication's Viet Nam correspondent in the 1960s, talked about the value of an independent Catholic press at a presentation today for the Ethics Center. Fox talked about the inspiration for lay people to become involved in the Church through the Second Vatican Council, and NCR as a reflection of that movement.
Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 3:05 PM
Tom Fox, editor of the National Catholic Reporter, addresses the question: In the Catholic Church, where, according to the catechism, “the task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church,” to what extent should the Catholic press be independent of church authority? Fox speaks March 8 at noon.
Sunday, Nov. 1, 0201 2:16 AM
Should student clubs at state universities be allowed to require their leaders to share the club's beliefs? That was the issue in the Supreme Court case Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, which forms the basis for the current case study on The Big Q.
The Big Q project brings students from universities across the country into dialog about the ethical issues in their everyday lives. This case is also being used by a Santa Clara University class on Christianity and politics. The best student comment on the case wins a $100 Amazon gift certificate.