South Bend, Ind., Feb 25, 2009 / 23:18 pm
A new fund for pro-life activities has been established at the University of Notre Dame under the auspices of the Center for Ethics and Culture. The Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life aims to support pro-life activities at both student and university levels.
Noting that the sanctity of human life deserves protection in all stages, a statement from the Center for Ethics and Culture said that the fund focuses on the beginning stages of life. These stages are “particularly vulnerable” in contemporary culture, the Center says, and represent points at which “human dignity and human life are subject to the most egregious attacks.”
The fund aims to educate Notre Dame students in “the rich intellectual tradition supporting the dignity of human life” and to prepare the students to “transform the culture into one where every human life is respected” by means of personal witness, public service and prayer.
Additionally, the fund will encourage “relevant understanding, support and involvement” among the administration and the faculty while also promoting activities and projects which will enhance the university’s “institutional involvement and reputation as a leader” in pro-life issues.