Unique Ethics and Professionalism course for priests: Seton Hall Seminarian Accepted to Groundbreaking Program for Future Religious Leaders

By Emma Missey

Deacon Andrew J. DeSilva, a seminarian who completed his fourth year theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University and a resident of Westfield, NJ, is one of 13 seminary and divinity school students and early-career clergy chosen for the 2018 Seminary Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). As a part of FASPE, DeSilva will participate in a two-week program in Germany and Poland this summer, which uses the conduct of clergy and religious leaders in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on contemporary professional ethics.

Now in its ninth year of operation, FASPE provides a unique historical lens to engage graduate students in professional schools as well as early-stage practitioners in five fields (business, journalism, law, medicine and seminary) in an intensive course of study focused on contemporary ethical issues in their professions.

The FASPE Seminary program offers an approach to ethics and professionalism that differs from the usual classroom experience by providing a holistic curriculum that looks beyond the specifics of formal rules to focus on the ethical dilemmas faced by individual clergy and other religious leaders in the contemporary setting. Daily seminars are…. Read More>>

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