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March 8

Cover of the book
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

Cover of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation,
Love, Joy, and Sex: Reflections on Pope Francis' "Amoris Laetitia" in a Divided Church (details)

Love, joy, and sex all play a part in Pope Francis'  2016 apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, and one year after its release, the world's Catholics remain fiercely divided over what it means in daily life. This panel explores its meaning—and its hopes and challenges—for both lay and clergy Catholics, especially those in the global South.


April 5

The Berrigan brothers, Philip and Daniel (COPYRIGHT: Bob Fitch photography archive, (c) Stanford University Libraries)
The Berrigan Brothers and the World Church (details)

Michael Baxter, former national secretary of the Catholic Peace Fellowship, 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

Lutheran-Catholic ecumenical gathering with Pope Francis, Oct. 2016
Gathered in My Name: Ecumenism and the World Church
(details)

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 lingering repercussions in the global South  and the efforts there to bridge ecclesial divides.