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Summer Reading Program 2023: What is Hospitality?

What is Hospitality?

A good definition of hospitality comes from the Journal of Catholic Higher Education, written by the Association of Benedictine Colleges and Universities (ABCU):

Within Benedictine educational institutions, we strive to extend hospitality to each member of the educational community, especially to those new to the community and/or coming from other traditions. More broadly, we seek to cultivate curricular and cocurricular ways to recognize the needs and to call forth the talents and gifts of persons of differing capacities and dispositions, of diverse races, cultures, and backgrounds. The educational community that can result breaks down any residual sense of insiders versus outsiders and manifests an openness to being transformed by engaging deeply with the other be it an idea, a person, or an experience. (49-50)



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