This article suggests that church-linked universities and colleges can and should show that there is an alternative to the expediency and pseudo-utilitarian thinking which currently dominates higher education. Such institutions can and should serve as beacons of a virtuous approach to education which can show others a more positive way forward. Theology and ethics”both disciplines mutually informing the other”hold the key to fostering and promoting a true culture of ministry both in the day-to-day existence of universities and colleges and in nurturing young minds to take that culture of ministry out into the wider community.
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Mannion, G. (2007). Against Expediency: The Ethics of Education. Journal of Catholic Education, 11 (2). http://dx.doi.org/10.15365/joce.1102022013