St. Thomas launches new brand ‘All for the Common Good’

| February 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

StThomasLogoThe University of St. Thomas in St. Paul launched a new brand, “All for the Common Good,” Feb. 2. The theme is rooted in Catholic social teaching and adapted from the university’s mission statement, which says its goal is to educate students “to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.”

The brand emerged from the work of a 21-person task force that represented the university’s stakeholder groups. “In the Catholic tradition, the classic definition of the common good is a set of conditions that allows each and every member of a community to flourish,” UST President Julie Sullivan wrote in a forthcoming column for St. Thomas magazine. “This, in turn, depends upon an understanding of the nature and dignity of the person, and in the Catholic view each person is an image of God with the capacity to reason, choose freely, love and live in community.

Thus, a ‘common good education’ seeks to cultivate respect, understanding and empathy for others. Such an education also seeks to equip students to understand and appreciate the common good of society and to encourage a lifelong commitment to protect and enhance the common good at every opportunity.”

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