October 14, 2020
Digital symposium to concentrate on how Catholic social instructing addresses points round voting, racism and extra
St. Mary’s College and its Heart for Catholic Research will host the Crossroads Symposium on Faith and Politics at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The digital night symposium will concentrate on how Catholic social instructing addresses the problems of in the present day, together with voting, social injustice, racism and COVID-19.
“Catholic universities are the place the place the Church does its considering. The Crossroads Symposium is a chance for St. Mary’s College to think about tough problems with the instances by way of the lens of religion searching for the reality and the frequent good,” mentioned Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A., Beirne Director of the Heart for Catholic Research and Professor of Music.
Panelists will host a dialogue on what voters ought to contemplate or carry into the voting sales space when voting one’s conscience — how religion can floor racial activism, how the civil rights motion of the 1950s and 1960s modified the combat for social and racial justice, how the Church’s involvement has modified in in the present day’s combat for social and racial justice, and the way the dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic displays social and racial injustices in well being care and politics.
The digital symposium shall be moderated by St. Mary’s President Thomas M. Mengler, J.D., and have the next panelists:
- Shirley Gonzales (B.B.A. ’95, M.B.A. ’00), San Antonio Metropolis Council District 5
- Elizabeth Lutz, government director of the Well being Collaborative
- Steve O’Neil, S.M., St. Mary’s College college member who served at each the U.N. for the Marianist nongovernmental group and the Interfaith Heart on Company Accountability
- Pastor Don Web page (B.A. ’86), of Religion Neighborhood Baptist Church in San Antonio
- Vincent D. Rougeau, Boston Faculty Regulation Dean; president-elect of the Affiliation of American Regulation Colleges, and former articles editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal
Extra in regards to the Crossroads Symposium
The Crossroads Symposium is a free, annual lecture collection that includes women and men who’ve formed the Catholic Mental Custom — a practice on the coronary heart of the academic enterprises at St. Mary’s College.
The symposium matters concentrate on the affect of religion on on a regular basis life, witnessing to those that by way of their very own crucial reflection in scholarly discourse carry a various perspective to urgent problems with the day, significantly these regarding religion and tradition, social justice and injustice, points that significantly concern the native Church and higher southwest Texas.
Every symposium balances religion and motive, in dialogue between college students and Church management who maintain completely different, even opposite views, to assist us higher navigate by way of the problems and to supply issues for assist and future change. The symposium is among the cornerstones of the Heart for Catholic Research.