McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture

McFarland Center

The Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture sponsors and supports programming that explores basic human questions of meaning, morality, and mutual obligation. Following the principle that faith and learning are partners in liberal education, the McFarland Center's programs foster dialogue that respects differences and provide a forum for intellectual exchange that is interreligious as well as interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international in scope.


Coming this fall!

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September 18: Renowned Harvard Divinity scholar Karen King will talk about two martyrs and how their stories represent suffering, torture, and dying in Christianity.
October 6: Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, will talk about American Judaism today.
October 28: Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theological ethics at Marquette University, will explore Catholic Social Thought in light of recent shootings of unarmed black men


Watch online: Former President of Ireland Calls for a 'Listening Church'

Mary McAleeseMary McAleese, the popular former president of Ireland from 1997 to 2011, draws on her personal and religious history, her experience governing, and her study of canon (church) law to make the case for a change in the governance of the Catholic Church.

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Browse our video collection

Most of the McFarland Center's programs are video or audio recorded and made available online within a few days. Browse our catalog of recordings under "Listen and Learn" and check out our new site on iTunes U, featuring themed collections of our most popular talks.