Information Session: Common Good Initiative - Jerusalem


Location: 233 Geddes Hall (View on map )

Interreligious Dialogue toward the Common Good in the Holy Land

CSC 60696 | Fall 2018 | Two credits | Interdisciplinary | Fully funded

The Common Good Initiative (CGI) is a multi-disciplinary immersion course in social justice. It enables graduate and professional students from across the University to integrate social justice considerations into their personal and disciplinary interests. 

CGI–Jerusalem is a week-long immersion for graduate students to the Holy Land scheduled over fall break 2018. It will enable students to engage with Israelis and Palestinians over joint efforts to foster an adoption of the common good—a foundational principle of Catholic social teaching — as a principal means to overcome the violence, distrust, and enmity that plagues progress toward peace in the Middle East. While on immersion, students will meet with diverse groups, including NGOs and Church-based ministries in the Holy Land, after having been prepared during pre-departure sessions that include an introduction to the histories, religions, literatures, and cultures of the peoples at the center of the conflicts. For more information, visit the CGI webpage.

Application Deadline: April 20, 2018

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