Friday, October 9, 2015
I am very pleased to announce a project being headed up by Stefanus Hendrianto, S.J. (who is a colleague of mine this year at Notre Dame):
Dear colleagues, friends, and students of Father Bob Araujo,
In the last twenty years of his active ministry, in Spokane, Rome, New York, Boston and Chicago, Rev. Robert John Araujo, S.J., has been a faithful priest, a prolific scholar, an exemplary teacher, a caring colleague and a dear friend to all of us.
In honouring Father Araujo’s life, his service to the Church and his great dedication to legal academia, we would like to invite you to contribute a chapter to a volume, which we are planning to place in 2016.
The book will include five areas of academic interest of Father Araujo: Natural Law & Legal Philosophy, Religious Freedom, Public International Law, Catholic Social Teaching, and Legal Education. Our wish is to incorporate writings by his colleagues, friends and students, primarily in those areas of study (though not exclusively). We are hoping to make this volume as an opportunity for all of us to get together to continue working on issues that are important to humanity, the Church, the world.
If you are interested in this venture, as we hope you are, please take note of the following:
- The facilitator of this project is Stefanus Hendrianto, S.J., a Jesuit Scholastic from Oregon Province, with support of Rick Garnett of the University of Notre Dame Law School and John Breen of Loyola University Chicago Law School.
- An initial agreement should be submitted to the facilitator of the volume by email ([email protected]) by October 19, 2015, the feast of North American Martyrs.
- An abstract of 150-200 words should be submitted to the facilitator by email ([email protected]) preferably on the birthday of Father Araujo, October 30th, 2015. Abstracts should feature the working title of the proposed chapter and the details of the corresponding author.
- Prospective contributors are encouraged to write a chapter specifically for the volume. Nevertheless, it is also possible to draw on already published work, adapting this to address the volume theme. Copyright clearance for work that has already been published is entirely the responsibility of the contributing authors, and evidence of such clearance may be required by the publishers when we submit the final draft of the volume.
- The first draft of the chapter is to reach the facilitator by March 12, 2016, on the feast of the canonization of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier. Language editing is the responsibility of the authors.
- We will be aiming to have a gathering of the contributors from different part of the country to discuss their work on March 28, 2016 (on the anniversary of the final vow of Fr. Bob Araujo). But this gathering is contingent upon our ability to solicit funding for this project.
- The final draft will need to by April 22 2016 - the feast of Mary, Mother of the Society of Jesus- for onward transmission to the publishers.