Academy

ICLN Academy is the permanent formation arm of the International Catholic Legislators Network, offering courses specifically designed for political and church leaders, helping them to better prepare for and navigate their challenging duties in public office. Courses are taught online and in English through video live stream, allowing participants from around the world to actively participate in these courses or watch the recording later. Upon request, the ICLN also offers existing or tailor-made courses onsite. Please contact the course instructor for further information.

Course offerings September-December 2020:

Christian Leadership in Public office II (starts: 24 September 2020)

This course for legislators, leaders in public office and those interested in the essential role of Christians in politics and government is the sequel to the groundbreaking “Christian Leadership in Public Office I” Academy course that was first taught in July and August 2020 (complete course available online). This second course will go into further depth by discussing how three of history’s greatest Christian statesmen actively lived the Gospel virtues of Matthew 5: 3-12 and as a result changed the world. They served effectively in positions of high office with formidable power and influence. Full course details are available here.

Catholic Social Teaching for Political Leaders (starts: 3 December 2020)

The course offers elected and appointed officials in government and others working in the field of public policy an insight into the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church and its practicability for secular societies today. The fundamental task of every public official is to serve the cause of justice and peace and especially to do everything possible to strengthen, uphold and defend the dignity of every human being, directly expressed in promoting actively the fundamental rights pertaining to life, liberty and the family. More information here.


Past course offerings (July-August 2020):

Christian Leadership in Public office
This course for (aspiring) legislators and others in public office – including senior church leaders – seeks to provide timeless insights and enduring wisdom needed to be a Christ-like leader in the execution of one’s daily duties and responsibilities, always aiming at justice and the advancement of the common good. Christian leadership for those holding high office is above all a fundamental way of life, consistently lived and carefully guarded, bringing lasting unity to the spheres of faith, family and public duty. Full course details are available here.

Foundations of Law and Justice
This introductory course for (aspiring) legislators and others in public office – including church leaders dealing with matters of policy, legislation and their impact on church teaching and practice – investigates what are the unchangeable core principles of justice and the law in light of the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian philosophical, theological and legal traditions. The great masters of then have concrete answers for the problems and challenges of public policy and law making today. Full course details are available here.

Courses are exclusively taught by academic experts with extensive knowledge of and practical experience in the fields discussed. The unique feature of the ICLN bringing together legislators and church leaders from around the world joining together, not because of their political allegiance but because of their faith in Christ, allows for these courses to be particularly enriching and lasting in impact for those participating. You may also consult and subscribe to the ICLN YouTube Channel, which is an important resource for relevant formational content and will be used extensively as part of the Academy offerings.

For more information, contact: office(at)icln.at