12th Annual Myser Initiative Lecture at St. Catherine University
Featuring M. Shawn Copeland, Professor of Theology, Boston College.
M. Shawn Copeland, professor of systemic theology at Boston College, explores compassion from the perspective of Christian theology. Confronted with disaster, the global community rushes its experts to plan and carry out complex rescue missions; yet, at the same time, we accept gross inequality, degrading poverty, and chronic disease among members of that same global community. With social critics, philosophers, and theologians, we may ask, ‘Where is our compassion?”
From the perspective of Christian theology, this lecture explores meanings of compassion, why and how compassion matters, and how practices of solidarity may energize us to respond in compassion to the suffering of others.
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7:00 pm
This event is open to the public. Tickets are free, but required to assure seating. They will be available beginning September 1 through The O’Shaughnessy ticket office. Reserve them online at oshag.stkate.edu or by phone at 651.690.6700.