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Communio: A Retreat for Faculty
If Christian universities are to pursue excellence in teaching and research while deepening their religious commitment, they must provide significant opportunities for faculty—especially new faculty—to reflect upon the relationship between learning and faith and the mission of Christian higher education.
Offered each May since 2001 by the Institute for Faith and Learning, Communio: A Retreat for Faculty, seeks to meet this important faculty development need at Baylor. Hosted at Laity Lodge, a beautiful ecumenical retreat center in the Hill Country of Central Texas, the five-day retreat features guest lectures and guided discussions by noted Christian thinkers, common meals and worship, and other activities that encourage collegiality among faculty members as they explore together their common aims as Christian educators at Baylor.
Among a multitude of goals, Communio aims at three in particular. The reteat first aims to to acquaint faculty with a theological understanding of vocation/callin