Lilly Fellows Program 30th Annual National Conference
Tranquillitas Ordinis: Liberal Arts Education and the Common Good
A Virtual Conference
Oct. 9, 2020
presented by St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas
About the Conference
The theme of the 2020 conference, “The Tranquility of Order,” suggests how we should think about, and engage in, Christian higher education as we continue to read the “signs of the times” (Gaudium et Spes, para. 44). The theme indicates to us, as educators, that we have a responsibility to the tranquility of order, which we recognize can be mirrored in the souls of students, through the process of education, and for the sake of the common good that flows from education.
The conference focused on the crucial role played by liberal arts education in this emergence of a personal and social tranquillitas ordinis, insofar as it is within the liberal arts that, first, serving the common good becomes an explicit goal and value; that second, it is clearly recognized what it means to belong to a regional, a national, and a global community; and third, that the discovery is made by students that they know, and are obligated by, genuine truths and values which guide them toward affirming the dignity of persons, and protecting the rights of others; in particular, the most vulnerable among us in our communities today.
Our theme suggests that much is at stake in a properly liberal education.
“The peace of the whole universe is the tranquility of order.”St. Augustine of Hippo
Watch the Conference
About the Lilly Fellows Program
One of the three Lilly Fellows Program initiatives is the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities.
The National Network addresses issues of common interest to institutions in church-related higher education. The 98 members of the Network represent a diversity of denominational traditions, institutional types, and geographical locations. Through their collaborative efforts, they explore and discuss the relationship of Christianity to the academic vocation and strengthen the religious nature of church-related institutions through a variety of activities and publications.
- Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities
- Lilly Fellows Program Flyer
- Current Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow Jillian Snyder
- The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Challenges and Opportunities for the Catholic University in the 21st Century (online conference)
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
Oct. 29-31, 2020
- Communication and Religion in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election (live broadcast event)
Institute for Communication and Religion, Seton Hall University
Oct. 21-23, 2020
Learn more at lillyfellows.org.
Questions? Contact email@example.com or 210-436-3856.