In his latest Theology en la Plaza column for the National Catholic Reporter, Dr. Miguel Diaz explores the issue of homelessness in relation to Pope Francis' January address which pointed to a concern and need for care of internally displaced persons.
Dr. Miguel Diaz, John Courtney Murray Chair in Public Service, has been awarded a grant from the Louisville Institute along with project partners Craig Ford Jr (Saint Norbert College) and Bryan Massingale (Fordham University). Their project seeks to "challenge current Catholic theological scholarship in gender and sexuality and open new avenues to reflect on these human experiences from the perspective of race and ethnicity."
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
Science, Society, and the Search for Life Elsewhere/The History of Volatiles and the Climate on Mars - Past, Present, and Future
Prof. Bruce Jakosky, Principal Investigator of the Mars Atmospheric Volatile and Evolution (MAVEN) mission will give two presentations at Loyola on October 31, 2019. The first lecture will provide an update of the MAVEN project; the second lecture will explore the social significance of space exploration.
Prof. Miguel Diaz's John Courtney Murray Chair will host two upcoming controversial conversations - the first conversation will be on the Synod of the Bishops of Amazon; the second conversation will be co-sponsored by Prof. Hille Haker's McCormick Chair will respond to the Congregation for Catholic Education's document "Male and Female He Created Them."
The 2019 Performance Criticism Conference was held on Oct. 4, 2019. This conference, organized by New Testament and Early Christianity graduate students Zach Eberhart and Megan Wines, was centered around the question of how performance works as a methodology within Biblical Performance Criticism. DETAILS
Science and Religion: Prerequisites for an Integral Ecology
Nancy Tuchman, Dean of the Institute for Environmental Sciences, and Michael Schuck, Professor of Theology, will speak at Dominican University's Siena Center on October 10, 2019 regarding their integral ecology textbook, Healing Earth. The lecture will explore the interdisciplinary relations between science, ethics, and spirituality in ecological science and will discuss the action necessary for the healing of our earth.
Dr. Hille Haker to give commendation at ceremony awarding Alfons Auer Award to former Irish President Mary McAleese.
Prof. Hille Haker will deliver the commendation at the University of Tübingen's ceremony awarding the 2019 Alfons Auer Award to former Irish President Mary McAleese. 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.
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))