Being a Catholic University in a Non-Christian Culture: The Example of Sophia University in Tokyo - An Interview
In 2009, as Vice-President for Student Affairs and Trustee for Catholic Affairs, Prof. Hollerich SJ presents the origin and the mission o f Sophia University. He then speaks about the value of the faculties of theology and philosophy for the life of the university and for its dialogue with the non-Christian cultures. The Institute of Medieval Philosophy contributes significantly to that aspect, too. Campus Ministry is yet another way to develop a Catholic life of faith at the university and to invite others to discover it. This is also the mission o f the association of Catholic students. Pilgrimages offer students, faculty and staff members the opportunity to discover the roots of the identity of the university. Finally, Prof. Hollerich offers remarks on the place of Catholic universities, and of Sophia University in particular, in the growing competition of a globalized world and (academic) market.
Hollerich, Jean-Claude and Jean Ehret. "Being a Catholic University in a Non-Christian Culture: The Example of Sophia University in Tokyo - An Interview." The Challenge of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Making a Difference in Contemporary Academic Settings. Ed. Jean Ehret and Erwin Möde. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2011.