2017-18 Lecture Series: Corporal Works of Mercy
On the heels of Pope Francis' newest book, The Works of Mercy, we are hosting an evening lecture series this year focusing on the corporal works of mercy. Though sometimes worded slightly differently, the traditional 7 corporal works of mercy are
- Feed the hungry.
- Give drink to the thirsty.
- Welcome the stranger (shelter the homeless).
- Clothe the naked.
- Visit the sick & imprisoned.
- Bury the dead.
- Give alms to the poor.
Learn more about the 7 corporal works of mercy here. And explore their parallel, the 7 spiritual works of mercy, which focus on the spiritual well-being of others.
Events in the Series
Catholic Relief Services in Malawi: Sustainable Development & Agriculture (details)
In this lunch presentation organized by the Environmental Science & Studies Department, Micter Chaola speaks about his role as a Catholic Relief Services agricultural specialist, helping his fellow Malawians survive the dry season, flooding, and avert hunger through initiatives like improved seed and education around farming techniques.
Burying the Dead: Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Catholic Church's Response (details)
Rev. Amado Picardal, CSsR, a Filipino priest and human rights advocate, gives this third talk in our "Corporal
Works of Mercy" series, addressing the more than 10,000 murders
carried out by police and death squads in Filipino President Rodrigo
Duterte's War on Drugs. Suspected of being addicts and pushers, the
majority of murder victims are among the nation's poorest citizens.
Ransoming the Captive—Human Trafficking & Modern Slavery: Putting Forth a Victim-Centered Approach (details)
Each year, 17,000 vulnerable victims are trafficked across U.S.
borders and exploited through forced sex or labor. Ashley Feasley, director of policy for the USCCB’s Office of Migration & Refugee
Services, gives this next talk in our "Corporal Works of Mercy" series about what's being done here in the U.S. to combat trafficking and
restore dignity to its victims through advocacy, awareness raising,
training & technical assistance, and integration services.
Related Events around Chicago this Winter
This winter, the following events are being hosted by our friends at neighboring institutions in the Chicago area:
A discussion featuring Ross Douthat, New York Times
columnist, and a panel of 5 scholars including CWCIT director, William Cavanaugh
International House at the University of Chicago
1414 E. 59th Street
Sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute