The Ethics Program of Villanova University seeks applicants for a Catherine of Siena Teaching Fellowship. Responsibilities include a 3/3 load teaching the sophomore/junior level core ethics course, research, plus committee work for the program. A Ph.D. is preferred. The position is for one year, renewable up to three years. Candidates should have either an expertise in Christian ethics, with a competency to teach Western philosophical ethics, or an expertise in Western philosophical ethics and a competency to teach Christian ethics. To apply, visit jobs.villanova.edu. Villanova is a Roman Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian Order.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Sister Deborah Blow, OP, a member of the Dominican Sisters of Hope and the executive director and co-founder of the North Country Mission of Hope, will receive the Ruby Award from the Soroptimist International of the Adirondacks organization. Two members of the group, Sharon Conrick and Nancy Vonic, nominated Sister Debbie for this award.
The award is based on the fact that the North Country Mission of Hope projects parallel objectives regarding the empowerment of women—connecting rural New York State and people nationally and internationally, with the poorest of the poor in Nicaragua. Sister Debbie’s leadership has been documented in film and in national media. Moreover, she has been acclaimed for keeping a fiscal budget reflecting minimum expenses for administrative costs and the major funding going directly to the Nicaraguan projects and to the poor that the Mission serves. The Mission has just completed its 42nd trip to Nicaragua.
Soroptomist International of the Adirondacks is an organization for business and professional women who volunteer in local communities. The local chapter, covering Warren, Washington and Northern Saratoga New York counties is part of an international organization of nearly 40,000 women in 19 countries and territories. Members contribute time and financial support to community-based and international projects benefitting women and children.
For more information about the Dominican Sisters of Hope, visit www.ophope.org.
The 66th Session of the General Assembly formally opened on Sept. 13. The president for this year’s session is Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, from Qatar. On assuming his position, Mr. Al-Nasser said, “The road to success must be founded on the principle of partnership and on a deep sense of justice and responsibility… The 66th Session of the General Assembly is … our opportunity to prove that we … have the courage, tenacity and wisdom to seek creative and visionary solutions. That we can work together to produce results … And that when faced with those few who choose force and brutality, we choose peace, human rights and democracy.”
Adrian Dominican Sister Corinne Florek, OP, has been invited to the White House to take part in the Sept. 22 White House Symposium on Promoting Economic Recovery and Job Creation through Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Sister Corinne is the director of Mercy Partnership Fund and the Religious Communities Investment Fund (RCIF). Read more
Catholic Extension has announced that Dominican Sister Gabriella Williams of the Diocese of San Bernardino, California, has been named the winner of the 34th annual Lumen Christi (“Light of Christ”) Award. Williams plans to use the award grant to develop a technology room within the Communidad de San Jose, a facility for adult and youth education. Read article in San Bernardino Press-Enterprise