Center for Spirituality hosts endowed lecture series on interreligious dialogue

January 29, 2018 (Notre Dame, Ind.) — Saint Mary’s College Center for Spirituality is proud to announce the speakers for the annual Endowed Spring Lecture Series titled, “Religions in Conversation.” The lectures, given by distinguished scholars from across the country, are free and open to the public.

Kowk Pui-Lan, Emory UniversityINTERRELIGIOUS SOLIDARITY AND PEACEKEEPING
Kwok Pui-Lan, PhD, distinguished visiting professor of theology, Emory University
Thursday, February 22, 7 p.m.
Madeleva Hall, Carroll Auditorium

Kwok Pui-Lan’s primary research focuses on Asian feminist theology and postcolonial theology. She has written or edited 20 books in English and Chinese. She has also taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Auburn Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, and Yale Divinity School.

Catherine Cornille, Boston CollegeWOMEN AND INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
Catherine Cornille, PhD, professor of comparative theology, Boston College
Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m. 
Madeleva Hall, Carroll Auditorium

Catherine Cornille’s expertise focuses on South Asia, religion, and philosophy. Her research interest is in the theology of religions, more specifically the theory of interreligious dialogue. Her most recent book is Christian Identity between Secularity and Plurality (co-authored with Jeffery Bloechl).

“The 2018 Endowed Spring Lectures provide an opportunity to probe the value of interreligious dialogue and engagement in a world with many social problems,” said Arlene Montevecchio, director of the Center for Spirituality. “Interreligious dialogue as a spiritual practice and as a tool to create peace and justice will be explored by esteemed scholars Kwok Pui-Lan and Catherine Cornille.”

These lectures are sponsored by the Saint Mary’s College Annual Endowed Lecture Series Fund. More information on the Center for Spirituality and lecture series can be found here.

About Saint Mary's College: Founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s College is rooted in its mission to prepare women to make a difference in the world. A pioneer in the education of women, Saint Mary’s is a four-year, Catholic, residential, liberal arts college in Notre Dame, Ind. The College is an academic community offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 30 major areas of study, including business, nursing, education, biology, social work, and English. Saint Mary’s also offers co-educational master’s degrees in data science, speech language pathology, autism studies, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

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