Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology


4th International McCormick Ethics Colloquium

4th International McCormick Ethics Colloquium

One of the most troubling issues today is the use of violence – of different kinds – in the name of religion. While much media coverage is concerned with one religion in particular, Islam, violence is (and always has been) a question and problem for any religion. One main purpose of the colloquium will be to develop a better understanding of the phrase: “Religion and Violence.” For it matters if religion, or one of the many faces of religions, is associated immediately with violence, or, vice versa, if (international) violence is immediately associated with religion. Theology needs to reflect upon the tension between the norm and/or ideal of love and peace in and through religion, and violence and conflict/war as a reality that believers of all religions are not only faced with but engage in.

4th International McCormick Ethics Colloquium
Healing the Wounds of Violence: How to Understand and Respond to Religious Violence
Monday and Tuesday, April 18 - 19, 2016
Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge
Loyola University Chicago

Keynote Lecture by Fr. Michael Pfleger
Senior Pastor, The Faith Community of Saint Sabina
Monday, April 18, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

All are welcome

For more information, please contact Prof. Hille Haker at hhaker@luc.edu or Sara Wilhelm Garbers at swilhelmgarbers@luc.edu