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Pope Francis' Witness at the Margins: Dialogue and Scandal as Signs of the Times
January 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Leading by example, Pope Francis challenges both the scandal of poverty and the scandal of separating faith from daily life. So often his mode of engagement is dialogue, an admirable and challenging approach rooted in encounter. His witness at the margins draws attention to the need for both social justice and personal conversion as expressions of faith.
Angela Senander is an associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas (MN) and a research fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame and her Ph.D. in Social Ethics at Boston College. Her doctoral dissertation, “Toward Liberation from Abortion: A Catholic Reflection on Abortion in the United States,” was written under the direction of Lisa Sowle Cahill. Prior to graduate school, she taught moral theology and social justice at a Catholic high school and worked as an intern at the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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About the Bannan Institute
Bannan Institutes are yearlong, thematic programs hosted by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. Each institute features a series of lectures, retreats, and events that address matters of significance within the Jesuit, Catholic Intellectual tradition and seek to foster an ethic of dialogue among persons of diverse philosophical and religious commitments.
Shaped by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute will explore the theme of Ignatian Leadership as a vocational practice, or a way of proceeding that seeks to affect personal and communal transformation.
All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.
Winter 2015: Leadership and Faith
Discernment, Dialogue, and Freedom
This quarter’s lecture series will explore the role of faith within the practice of Ignatian leadership, engaging the foundational witness of Jesus, the leadership of Pope Francis, and the catalyzing examples of women and men with Ignatian vocations. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, we will also highlight the import and impact of interreligious dialogue and encounter in transforming and healing our world.