Bryn Mawr President Receives honorary degree at The College of St. Catherine

Posted May 29th, 2009 at 11:44 am.

mcauliffe-1The College of St. Catherine conferred an honorary doctorate in humane letters on Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe when she delivered the College’s commencement address on Saturday, May 23.

Citing the diversity of religious views at the Catholic women’s college, McAuliffe urged graduates to contribute to a more sophisticated understanding of other religious traditions. “You know, from the inside, that religions are not monolithic, they don’t speak with a single voice. They are inherently a chorus of voices, a profusion of perspectives,” McAuliffe told students. “As you meet other religious traditions, then, you won’t make the mistake of forcing a false univocality upon them … yours will be the voice that recognizes nuance, that understands heterogeneity, that moves the conversation beyond dismissive and uninformed generalizations.” Read the entire address»

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