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ERIC Number: EJ947759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5891
Catholic Social Teaching and Civic Engagement: Grounding Civic Praxis in Catholic Theory
Hill, Mary Lynne Gasaway; Hill, Andrew J.
Journal of Catholic Higher Education, v27 n1 p97-115 Win 2008
In the United States, there are approximately 244 Catholic colleges and universities that together form an "incomparable centre of creativity and dissemination of knowledge for the good of humanity." These societies of scholars and learners are not cloisters removed from civic life; they are apostolic in nature, called to "an institutional commitment to the service of the people of God and of the human family." They are active in civic engagement because of the set of values and meanings that define them as essentially Catholic and that are explicitly expressed in the long tradition of Catholic Social Teaching. Thus, Catholic colleges and universities can animate their service and teaching missions by developing initiatives that ground the service commitment to their communities in the teaching of their shared values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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