MSU Foglio Speaker Series on Spirituality

Initiated in honor of Father Jake Foglio, the MSU Foglio Speaker Series on Spirituality offers the opportunity to explore the manifold meanings and applications of “spirituality” in the contemporary world through lectures, talks, workshops, and experiential events. The series aims to cultivate greater awareness of and appreciation for the many ways spirituality manifests across global religious cultures (including issues of appropriation), interacts with public life, and emerges as a secular orientation for pursuing meaning, purpose, belongingness, and justice.

Focused annually around a specific theme connected to spirituality, yearly events include a Faculty Lecture, an Annual Keynote, an Annual Spirituality and Social Justice Lecture (or workshop), and various co-sponsored events. 

Each year will also include specific events dedicated to highlighting the connection between spirituality, social justice, and DEI (diversity, equity, inclusivity).

“We want our students to recognize that they can't be good professionals unless they are also good human beings.”

Father Jake Foglio

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