5th GSL Summit: Dignity and Justice in Global Service-Learning

May 11, 2017

April 15-17, 2018 at the University of Notre Dame

The 5th Global Service-Learning Summit, to be held at the University of Notre Dame, seeks to create a space for active listening and critical dialogue between secular and faith-based organizations that are committed to co-educating and collaborating for social change and that wish to recover and re-examine the values which underlie the work.

The Summit’s theme, Dignity and Justice in Global Service-Learning, aims to bring visibility and awareness to the history, richness of values and moral dimensions in higher education, including the role of faith-based and secular institutions in supporting community and international development, civic and political engagement, democracy and human rights, while also educating students as faith-filled people and/or socially responsible global citizens.

Furthermore, the Summit will serve to address lacunae in the fields of civic and global education, global service-learning, community and international development and their intersections. It will call for further dialogue, research, and developing a more nuanced understanding of the role of values in global service-learning, and attention to the role of faith-based organizations in social and economic development, a topic that has only recently started to attract academic interest.

Theme 1:  Dignity and Justice in Global Service-Learning

Theme 2:  The Role of Values

Theme 3:  Role of Faith-Based Initiatives, Institutions and Organizations

Theme 4:  Nurturing a Community of Practice

For more information on the Summit and themes, please visit the GSL 5 webpage.

The Call for Proposals is coming soon so stay tuned.

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