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January 26

Fr. Edwin Gariguez speaking in support of the
Catholics and Coal

Michael Iafrate of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia and Fr. Edwin Gariguez of Caritas Philippines profile the Catholic response to the environmental and human injustices that result from coal mining.

February 7

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Mary, Muslims, and Mission in Late Medieval and Early Modern Times (details)

Rita George-Tvrtković of Benedictine University discusses the figure of Mary as a vehicle of Muslim-Catholic dialogue in this seminar cosponsored with the Office of Mission and Values and the Department of Catholic Studies.

February 23 

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Coming Down to Earth: Using Qualitative Research in Theology (details)

Virginia Azcuy, our visiting scholar from Chile, explains how personal interviews and real-life conversations (i.e., qualitative research) help bring academic theology down to a more accessible level.

March 8

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Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents (details)

Editors and theologians Michael Schuck and John Crowley-Buck discuss the three years of research in Indonesia, Lithuania, Peru, and the U.S. that led to the publication of this collection of essays.

March 30

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Love, Joy, and Sex: The Global South's Take on Pope Francis' "Amoris Laetitia" (details)

Love, joy, and sex all play a part in Pope Francis'  2016 apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, and this roundtable explores what it all means—hopes and challenges alike—for both lay and clergy Catholics in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

April 5

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The Berrigan Brothers and the World Church (details)

Michael Baxter, professor of religious studies at Regis University (Denver), discusses the worldwide reach of the legacy of Daniel Berrigan, SJ, and his brother, Philip—Catholic pacifists committed to the abolition of war, nuclear weapons, and all violence.

April 28–30

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Gathered in My Name: Ecumenism and the World Church

In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Germany, sparking the Reformation. This April, speakers from India, Nigeria, Brazil, Chile, and Sri Lanka come together
for World Catholicism Week 2017 to discuss the Reformation's ongoing effects in the global South  and the efforts there to bridge ecclesial divides.