The second film screening of the New View Film Series took place on November 30 and the film shown was Dough. Unlike the other films in this series, Dough is a comedy, and it is about an old Jewish baker named Nat struggling to keep his business afloat until he decides to take in a […]
WHAT WE DO
THROUGH EDUCATION, PROGRAMMING AND FELLOWSHIP, we seek to
- Help our community grapple with the issues that threaten peace
- Initiate and encourage vigorous scholarly engagement through research and exchange, to broaden and deepen discourse on global issues
- Engage local religious communities, community organizations, and academic institutions, as well as those committed to issues of peace and justice in our communities and across the world, in endeavors toward understanding, peace, and justice; and create opportunities for these groups to share, learn, teach, and engage practically with each other
- Engage students and youth through conversation with a view to enhance their understanding of global issues such as peace, justice, and human dignity, based on the values of our common and intertwined humanity, love of education, ecological justice, and the ethics and practice of responsible citizenship
- Create nonviolent responses to situations of violence, conflict, and injustice; and foster engagement in honest—albeit difficult—conversations and the building of local and global alliances toward the creation of communities of reconciled diversity
In 2014, the Desmond Tutu Center received a gift from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, allowing the Center to launch its Youth Fellows Initiative, an empowerment program for young emerging leaders from Central Indiana and South Africa. The Youth Fellows Initiative is designed to support youth who want to change and challenge existing norms that prevent their community from achieving equality.
Every academic year, the Tutu Fellows program supports the training of researchers at Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary, many of whom are uniquely poised to make discoveries in global justice issues. Each Tutu Fellow applicant provides a project summary, statement of alignment to the mission of the DTC, metrics for gathering data and measuring success, as well as plans for disseminating the results.
In 2016, the DTC will host a two day conference entitled, Healing, Liberation, and Reconciliation with Global and Local Voices for Change. This two-day conference will feature a plenary session with Leonardo Boff, Brazil’s leading Christian liberation theologian and key proponent of ecological justice; Sr. Joan Chittister, called by TIME magazine a modern Joan de Arc vis-à-vis; and Eugen Drewermann, hailed a “New Martin Luther” by major newspapers in Europe; along with Hoosier voices for peace, reconciliation and justice. More information to come soon.