Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology


Controversial Conversations: Faith and Public Life

Controversial Conversations: Faith and Public Life

This series of controversial conversations at Loyola University Chicago offers an opportunity to encounter one another, to embrace our common humanity within our rich diversity, and to listen to each other’s stories in efforts to address the salient challenges of our time. The world can only be changed one word, one action at a time.

A central premise guides these ordinary diplomatic and bridge-building efforts to engage Loyola students, faculty, and staff: Faith belongs in the public square and can, when properly understood and practiced, contribute to the common good of our nation.

On October 26th in Piper Hall at 7:00 P.M. Prof. Arthur Lurigio, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Prof William C. French, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics will join Prof. Miguel H. Díaz, The John Courtney University Murray Chair in Public Service to engage in conversation over the question: What can men and women of faith contribute to address gun violence in America?

Please join us for conversation as we tackle this important issue, faithful to a Jesuit Tradition that seeks to make a difference in the world by translating faith into concrete social actions.

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