The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture will be hosting its 10th annual fall conference, The Summons of Freedom:  Virtue, Sacrifice, and the Common Good from November 12-14, 2009. This conference was born out of the opinions of last years’ participants who attended the flagship conference The Family: Searching for Fairest Love and wanted to expand the discussion on the family.

From their website:

The Summons of Freedom: Virtue, Sacrifice, and the Common Good will reflect upon political and legal questions having to do with the very nature of the political common good, the particular conflicts that arise in trying to achieve it, and the precarious situation of freedom in the democracies of advanced modernity. But we will also welcome inquiries into social structures other than the political ones—such as the arts—in which the virtues may flourish, or which are designed in such a way so to choke off the development of genuine virtue  in favor of ersatz versions. Particular focus will be placed on the analogous forms of virtuous self-discipline and sacrifice required to sustain the human network of common goods.”

 Please click here for the link to more information about the conference and to register.

The Fellowship of St. James will be hosting a table at this worthy conference, so if you attend, come and meet Julie Grisolano and me, Patricia Kushiner.  At the FSJ table you can learn more about the ministry, renew your subscriptions, buy gift subscriptions, and purchase the 2010 St. James Calendar of the Christian Year.  We always enjoy meeting our subscribers and friends!