Center for Catholic Studies and CFPL 10th Anniversary

Center for Catholic Studies and CFPL 10th Anniversary

The Center for Catholic Studies and the Center for Faith and Public Life (CFPL) celebrated their 10-year anniversaries at Fairfield University. To kick off their celebration, the Centers hosted an open house in January.

In February, the Center for Catholic Studies kicked off a series of Living Theology workshops and lectures from noted theologians and awardwinning writers. All events were free and open to the public.

The Center for Catholic Studies was established in 2006 under the direction of Paul Lakeland, PhD. Since its inception, the Center for Catholic Studies has established an undergraduate minor program in Catholic Studies, encouraged the inclusion of mission and identity issues in academia, promoted Catholic intellectual and religious tradition on campus and established an outreach program with the local community.

In 2005, the Center for Faith and Public Life was established with the goal of preparing students to become global citizens, while creating a public forum to discuss today’s critical issues and generate research-based solutions. As the Center prepares to move forward into the next decade, it will continue to build on its primary goals, including the spring 2016 launch of the Humanitarian Action minor.