Great Reasons to Attend
Engaging Contemporary Society
The mission of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (DSPT) involves bringing the traditions of philosophy and theology to bear on questions and issues of contemporary society. Because of this mission, DSPT student, faculty, and alumni are always finding creative ways to answer contemporary questions.
Human Rights Symposium - Throughout the winter and spring of 2009, DSPT partnered with the greater theological academy, religious congregations, and centers involved in community development and hosted the the Faith in Human Rights Symposium. The School also integrated the subject matter into its academic offerings. DSPT offered courses of study and hosted lectures, workshops, a film festival, and art exhibits, all in order to examine human rights theory and practice, abuses of human rights in the local community, and investigate ways to better advocate for human rights. The work of the symposium, including lectures, workshops, and other events, continues in the Interfaith Coalition for Human Rights.
DSPT College of Fellows - The College of Fellows is a group of distinguished, lay Catholic professionals from a variety of backgrounds that act as a liaison between the School and secular society. They can provide a kind of education to our students that can’t be found in textbooks. The Fellows present colloquia and network opportunities to students based on their experience with the political and judicial process, bio-medical research, technology and other industries.
DSPT students also have access to the expertise of our graduates, who are working in diocesan and parish ministry, campus ministry, non-profit organizations, and education.
DSPT students also have the opportunity to engage contemporary culture for themselves, through the Owl of Minerva philosophy forum, the Dumb Ox theology forum, and our Philosophy Movie Nights.
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