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The Carondelet Lecture Series
Faithful Citizenship: A Forum on Religion and Public Life
Join us for a panel discussion exploring the challenges of pursuing the common good in a pluralistic society. Discussion will feature a variety of topics that are front and center during this election season.This event is free and open to the public.
"I anticipate both commonality and diversity of opinion among our four guests," said Randy Rosenberg, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought. "We are sure to have an interesting, in-depth conversation about the meaning of the common good,t he relationship between Catholic teaching and political life, questions related to social justice and more."
About the speakers:
William T. Cavanaugh, Ph.D., is the senior research professor at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology as well as a professor in the department of Catholic studies at DePaul University in Chicago. Cavanaugh is the author of many books including, “The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict” and “Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church.”
John Langan, S.J., Ph.D., holds the Cardinal Bernardin Chair of Catholic Social Thought and is a professor of philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Langan is the editor of Catholic Universities in Church and Society as well as A Moral Vision for America. He has also authored many articles on such topics as religion in liberal political thought, human rights and more.
R.R. Reno, Ph.D., is the editor of First Things, an ecumenical and interreligious journal that strives to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society. Reno has authored many books including “Fighting the Noonday Devil – and Other Essays Personal and Theological.”
Julie Hanlon Rubio, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Christian ethics at St. Louis University. She is the author of “A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family” and “Family Ethics: Practices for Christians.”
Dunham Student Activity Center
6800 Wydown Blvd.
Thursday, Oct. 4
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Randy Rosenberg, Ph.D., Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought by email or call 314.719.8062.
Parking will be available in all lots surrounding the university. Click here for a map of the university.
In case of overflow, parking is also available at Wydown Middle School, immediately east of the university at 6500 Wydown Blvd.
This is an activity of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought at Fontbonne University and is co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.