Saturday, February 12, 2011

Call for Papers: University Faculty for Life Conference at Notre Dame (10-11 June 2011)

I have the honor of serving as program chair for the 21st annual conference of the University Faculty for Life, which will be held at the University of Notre Dame on June 10-11, 2011. The on-campus host is Notre Dame philosophy professor, David Solomon, W.P. and H.B. White Director of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture, where I served as the Mary Anne Remick Senior Visiting Fellow in 2008-2009.

If you are a prolife academic (or retired academic), you should join UFL. The annual dues are negligible ($35.00), but the collegiality, fellowship, and intellectual stimulation are priceless. And if you are not an academic but nevertheless interested in UFL's resources (including its annual meeting), you can become an associate member for only $10.00.

The following includes both a description of UFL as well as the call for papers. (I encourage those close by to Notre Dame--such as my friends in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana--to seriously consider submitting a paper and/or attending):

Twenty-First Annual Conference
"Life and Learning XXI"
Coming June 10 - June 11, 2011
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana

Life and Learning XXI will enable pro-life faculty to deepen their understanding of basic life issues in their political, social, legal, historical, psychological, ethical, and religious dimensions.

University Faculty for Life is a non-denominational, multi-disciplinary organization which welcomes the membership and participation of all pro-life faculty members in institutions of higher education. In 2011 its annual conference will be held at the University of Notre Dame. Attendance is open to current or former members of college, university, and seminary faculty and their spouses, and to others by individual request.

The Conference will begin early afternoon on Friday, June 10th and end with a banquet on Saturday night. There will be optional religious services on Sunday morning. The Conference fee will cover all sessions, the opening reception, refreshments between sessions, a light breakfast, and the closing banquet. Costs and details will be published soon.

UFL is pleased to have Professor David Solomon as our local host.

Call for Papers!

UFL members are invited to present a paper or a detailed outline by April 3, 2011 to:

Francis J. Beckwith
UFL Program Chair for 2011
One Bear Place #97273
Dept. of Philosophy
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798-7273

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