Lectures in Catholic Experience - Sr. Helen Prejean - March 1, 2019

St. Jerome's University
Mar 01, 2019 07:30 PM (EST) 

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In a 2015 audience with children of the Peace Factory, Pope Francis stated: “We are all equal — all of us — but this truth is not recognized, this equality is not recognized…When we do not see this, society is unjust. It does not follow the rule of justice, and where there is no justice, there cannot be peace.”
These words echo the words of Pope Paul VI who, in his 1972 World Day of Peace Message, spoke of peace as rooted in justice — a sincere feeling for our fellow human beings and for the earth, especially the marginalized and oppressed.
In the 2018-2019 lectures, our speakers invite us to explore the search for peace and justice as it is present in so many aspects of our world: along the path of reconciliation; among women in the church; and in the ongoing work to overcome the injustice of the death penalty. They will consider how The Saint John’s Bible illuminates justice, the intersection of social transformation, culture and architecture, and the challenges faced by young people who are seeking meaning and peace outside the doors of our churches.

We look forward to seeing you at our fifth lecture - Dead Man Walking - taking place on Friday, March 1, 2019, 7:30 p.m. in the St. Jerome's University Academic Centre's Vanstone Lecture Hall.

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ is a southern storyteller who will bring you on a journey about how she got involved with the Ministry Against the Death Penalty. This ministry believes in the dignity of all people, expresses mercy and justice by standing side by side with those who are outcasts in our society, promotes compassionate alternatives to the death penalty, and supports victims’ families.

A reception will follow this lecture in the Atrium. Please use the "Tickets" box to the right to register your participation.

For more information about this series please look at the "Speaker" listings below or visit the St. Jerome's University website at www.sju.ca/lce.

Thank you for supporting the Lectures in Catholic Experience.

Cristina Vanin, PhD
Lectures Coordinator


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April 5,  2019 - DETERMINISM AND OPTIMISM - Janna Levitt


We extend our gratitude to all the individuals and organizations who make it possible to bring these lectures to the community every year, including:
Congregation of the Resurrection
Family and Friends of Laurence A. Cummings
Family and Friends of Ken  Devlin
Family and Friends of John Sweeney
Family and Friends of John J. Wintermeyer
Friends of Michael W. Higgins
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters)
Jesuits of Canada
Patrons of the Lectures in Catholic Experience
Scarboro Missions
Spalding Family
Waterloo Catholic District School Board



David Wells
October 19, 2018
Writer, Educator
Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark, PhD
November 16, 2018
University of Victoria, Associate Professor of Political Science
Christine Gervais, PhD
December 7, 2018
University of Ottawa, Associate Professor, Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Jonathan Homrighausen
February 1, 2019
Scripture scholar
Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ
March 1, 2019
Ministry Against the Death Penalty
Janna Levitt
April 5, 2019
Partner, LGA Architectural Partners


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Sr. Helen Prejean-March 1, 2019
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