Dr. Todd Green, Associate Professor of Religion at Luther College in Decorah, IA, delivered two lectures to us on the topic of “Islamaphobia”. The first conference was titled “Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Islamaphobia” and the second was titled “Why We Shouldn’t Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism.”

from Constitutions and Statutes: of the Monks and Nuns of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance
C. 58 – Continuing Formation

After solemn profession and throughout their lives, the brothers continue to learn “the philosophy of Christ”. Continuing formation is to be made available to the whole community … based on the Rule of Saint Benedict and the Cistercian patrimony and is to draw from the riches of biblical, patristic, liturgical, theological and spiritual sciences.