Conferral the title of Doctor of Law, honoris causa, upon the IUS Vice-Chancellor

27 gennaio 2014


The University of Notre Dame du Lac, Indiana (USA)  will confer honorary degrees on leaders of ecumenical dialogue and engagement of the laity.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and Maria Voce, president of the Focolare Movement and Vice-Chancellor of Sophia University Institute, will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees during an academic convocation at Notre Dame’s new center in Rome’s San Giovanni neighborhood.


Present: Fr. John Jenkins, rector of the University of Notre Dame du Lac, Provost Tom Burish and the Board of Trustees members.




In order to deepen the ties between Notre Dame, the Focolare, and other new Ecclesial Movements, a series of conversations will take place on campus on January 27th between the leading scholars on the Focolare Spirituality of Communion and the entire Notre Dame community.

9:00 AM - 10:30

Michael James, Boston College

“The Spirituality of Communion and Catholic Higher Education”

Respondent: John Cavadini, Professor of Theology and Director, Institute for Church Life


10:45 - Noon

Amy Uelmen, Law School, Georgetown University

“Fraternity in Politics”

Respondent: Daniel Philpott, Professor of Political Science


Noon - 1:30 PM

Lunch and viewing of the video of the Honorary Doctorate Conferral from Rome


1:30 - 2:45

John Mundell, President, Mundell and Associates

“The Economy of Communion”

Respondent: Martijn Cremers, Professor of Finance, Mendoza School of Business


2:45 - 4:00

Donald Mitchell, Purdue University

Spirituality of Communion, Interfaith Dialogue, and Peacebuilding”

Respondent: Peter Casarella, Associate Professor, Department of Theology


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