In his convocation address to students at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy,
re-printed in this issue, McGill University Professor Douglas Farrow urges that
"Today, if we are not simply skeptical about truth and freedom, we try to live
by the very reverse of Jesus’ maxim. We do not say, “The truth will set you free,”
but rather “Freedom will make you true. Given a little time and space, you will discover
whatever it is that is true for you. You will make your own truth."
Those who propagate that message, Farrow says, misunderstand
the relation between justice, freedom and
truth. They have, to be charitable, lost their way in
the thickets of a pedagogy that has made them mere
camp followers of current culture, and have ceased to
take the search for meaning, for truth, seriously.
To take that search seriously, as true education must,
is to treat faith itself so seriously as to make it, Richard
Bastien argues in this issue, contiguous with reason.
In this issue of Convivium, What is Truth?: the Ecology of Education , Douglas Farrow, Richard Bastien, and many others discuss education and the search for truth.