The Lilly Program Asks:
How will you serve your ethical or religious commitments in a complex world?
What gives you joy? What are you passionate about? What are you good at and where is there a need for these things to be done? Where do you turn to find support and meaning? What ideals are worth giving yourself to? How do you translate self-discovery into concrete life decisions? Where is God or Spirit moving in your exploration of vocation?
The Lilly Program encourages the examination of broad questions of values, ethics and vocation. Its programs combine reflection and action to bring to life those pivotal questions about the meaning and purpose of our life's work. Students involved in the project work towards aligning their life's work with their deepest spiritual and ethical convictions.
Preparation for global citizenship requires corollary contemplation on both personal commitments and community need. Through personal reflection, civic engagement and group research, students ask not only, “what is my work in the world?”, but also, “to what purpose shall we pledge our common, cooperative effort?” The goal of the Lilly Program is to provide students with the vision and skills to assume ethical leadership within both society and religious communities.