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!

Save the date for these events, and be sure to join our email list so you will know when more are added!

October 2: Vern Bengtson, faculty research associate at USC, will share his findings of the largest-ever survey on religious faith across generations.
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.

Directions to the Rehm Library

Take College Street to the Upper Campus entrance (the last gate) to the College of the Holy Cross. Follow the drive past the Field House and the Hogan Campus Center, and park in the lots to your right. Walk down the exterior staircase to the right of the Hogan Campus Center and follow the path to the right toward Smith Hall. Rehm Library is on the right as you enter Smith Hall. View the campus map.

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.