Encouragement of Learning


At LMU, the encouragement of learning takes place in the context of an intellectual tradition that:

  • Insists on critical thinking and the development of imagination and artistic expression
  • Takes philosophical and theological disciplines seriously
  • Engages in ethical discourse and embraces the search for values
  • Respects the integrity of the individual while at the same time pursuing the common good
  • Views the world as sacramental and seeks to find God in all things
  • Encourages an integration of knowledge in which “faith and reason bear witness to the unity of all truth” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 1990, #17)

As a foundation for inquiry and learning, we strive to create an intercultural community and to promote ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. This means that at LMU the encouragement of learning is a radical commitment to free and honest inquiry—but always with reverence before the mystery of the universe and openness to transcendent reality.




Encouragement of Learning in Action



Renowned academic honor society installs new chapter at LMU honors breadth in intellectual perspective and service to mankind
Cecilia González-Andrieu, Associate Professor of Theological Studies, applies expertise to racial, social, and political issues
Academic Community of Excellence promotes inclusive excellence, educational access, and success for historically underrepresented students