Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology


Controversial Conversations

Controversial Conversations

Prof. Miguel Diaz's John Courtney Murray Chair of Public Service will host a controversial conversation on the Synod of the Bishops of Amazon on Wednesday, October 23, at 5:00 p.m. in Cuneo 217. A variety of issues are being addressed in The “Amazon Synod” – ecological destruction in the Amazon as a form of violence against the earth and against indigenous people, the importance of the church maintaining a balance between “inculturation and evangelization” in its mission efforts, and the conviction that issues that concern the church in the Amazon also concern the universal church, whether it is the importance of the sacraments, the formation of ministers, the role of women or the protection of women against any form of violence. 

On November 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the IES Multipurpose Room, the John Courtney Murray Chair and the Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair in Catholic Moral Theology will co-host a controversial conversation on the Congregation for Catholic Education's Document "Male and Female He Created Them." In addition to Profs. Diaz and Haker, Prof. Cristie Traina of Northwestern University and David Ozar, Prof. Emeritus from Loyola's Department of Philosophy, will participate in this discussion of the issues of sexuality and gender.