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Autumn 2016 Events

September 29, 2016

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The Church We Want:  African Catholics Look to Vatican III (details)
Journalist Maudlyne Ihejirika of the Chicago Sun-Times and contributing authors, including Stan Chu Ilo of CWCIT, discuss this new book which introduces the world to the critical issues and trends in contemporary African theological scholarship.

October 6, 2016

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Racism & the Catholic Church (details)
Visiting scholar Fr. Simon C. Kim discusses the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' upcoming 2018 letter on racism, nearly 40 years after their last statement, and how changing attitudes will help or hinder the outlook of race relations not only at home but abroad as well.

October 20, 2016

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The Church as "One" in Southeast Asia (details)
Visiting Filipino scholar Emmanuel de Guzman asks how to live out Christian unity in a region of the world with multiple economic & political models, diverse cultural & religious traditions, yet also widespread poverty & other social ills.


November 4-5, 2016

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The Church & Indigenous Peoples in the Americas (details)
Indigenous scholars and pastoral voices come together from across the Americas to discuss the relationship between the Catholic Church and Indigenous peoples, identifying both wounds and opportunities for reconciliation and hope.