On the third Monday of January each year, the United States observes a federal holiday to mark the birthday of the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspired by his Christian faith, Martin Luther King is the nation’s most well-known civil rights leader and one of four representatives of the American people who Pope Francis named in his address to a joint session of Congress in September of 2015.
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On March 9, 2021, Dr. Matt Bostrom, president of the Center for Values-Based Initiatives, will give a presentation for faculty, staff, and students of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota on “Character, Policing, and Community Trust.” The event will occur at the university center on the Twin Cities campus with a limited audience and also be livestreamed.
On February 3, 2021, Dr. Tony Klemmer, founder and president of Wisdom for Good and the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education, will facilitate a seminar for faculty and staff at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota on “Moral Goodness and the Wisdom Traditions.”
At a recent capstone event in one of the education licensure programs, a student noted that great leaders do not set out to be leaders.
Character and Virtue Education at Saint Mary’s is not only about rigorous intellectual engagement. In the oft-cited words of Aristotle, “The aim of our studies is not just to know what virtue is, but to become good.”