At a time when political stalemates have become the norm, and mudslinging replaces problem solving, the 2012–13 Notre Dame Forum, “A More Perfect Union: The Future of America’s Democracy” challenges us to reflect on ways to bring positive change to our nation’s democratic system, leading to solutions for our nation’s most pressing problems.
Established by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., in 2005, the Notre Dame Forum has brought leading authorities to campus to discuss substantive issues of the day. Past forum topics have included immigration, sustainability, global health, K-12 education and the role of religious faith in a plural world.
Fri Nov 16, 2012
Mon Sep 17, 2012
Mon Sep 10, 2012
Fifty years after Pope John XXIII issued Pacem in Terris, this important encyclical continues to be relevant, calling for right and respectful relationships among individuals, societies, and nations. This panel discussion will introduce Pacem in Terris and its implications for civil discourse today, challenging the campus community to engage in respectful dialogue and shared action on issues about which they care deeply, promoting a global citizenship that positively advances the common good.
Tue Sep 4, 2012
The 2012-13 Notre Dame Forum begins with a panel featuring prominent religious leaders addressing the role of faith in American democracy. The panelists will address questions like:
- How can people of faith reconcile religious conviction with politics, which is often described as the “art of compromise?”
- Should voters take a candidate’s religion into account when casting their ballot?
- How should elected officials apply their faith when making policy?
- How does religious diversity affect our national understanding of religion’s role in both politics and government?