Join us on October 4th, 2019 for the 2019 Performance Criticism Conference! This conference, organized by New Testament and Early Christianity graduate students Zach Eberhart and Megan Wines, is centered around the question of how performance works as a methodology within Biblical Performance Criticism. DETAILS
Integral ecologists are environmental scientists, ethicists, experts in religion and nature and activists who understand that earth's environmental crisis cannot be solved by one group alone. Environmental experts from all fields must work together. This speaker series is part of the 'Francis Project,' a collaboration between Loyola University's Department of Theology and the Institute of Environmental Sustainability to encourage an integral understanding of the natural world from the perspectives of both science and religion DETAILS
Alfons Auer Award Given to Mary McAleese: Laudatio by Dr. Hille Haker
The former Irish President Professor Mary McAleese has been awarded the Alfons Auer Award 2019. The prestigious Award of the University of Tübingen is named after the late Rev Professor Alfons Auer, one of the most important moral theologians at and after the Vatican II Council (1962-1965). The celebration of the Award will take place at the University of Tübingen on October 30, 2019. Hille Haker will deliver the commendation.
Auer was among those who strongly opposed Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical Humanae Vitae, developed an interdisciplinary approach to ethics that was rejected by John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, but that explicitly informs the ethical analyses in Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si. Auer’s “Autonome Moral im Christlichen Kontext” influenced multiple European theological ethicists over the last decades.
In 1998, J. Keenan and Thomas Kopfensteiner concluded in a review article of European scholarship in Theological Ethics, referencing the so-called Auer School: “the moral theology coming out of Western Europe is basically continuing on the original agenda established by those who promoted an autonomous ethics in the context of faith”.
Prof. Miguel Diaz (John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service) co-authors article in the National Catholic Reporter on recent gun violence, with a specific focus on that in El Paso, and the impact of white nationalist rhetoric on the Latin@ community.
(Photo is from the article in NCR, (CNS photo/Reuters/Callaghan O'Hare))