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Lenten Lecture Series

The theme of the Wolfington Center’s 2017 Lenten Lecture Series is Blessed are the Peacemakers.

This year’s theme is inspired by pressing national and international developments fearturing violent conflict, political division, and cultural unrest.

It draws on Mother Cabrini’s legacy as one who embodied the love of Christ for all as a call to attention and action to these concerns.

It draws on Mother Cabrini’s legacy as Patron Saint of Immigrants as a call to attention and action to these concerns.

  • All are welcome to attend all these events, which are free.
  • Directions to Cabrini are available at cabrini.edu/directions

Monday, February 20, 2017, at 3:15PM 
Grace Hall Atrium

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 6:00PM 
Mansion Dining Room

“See Beneath the Mask: Who is your Neighbor?”
Celebrate Mardi Gras and kick off the Lenten Lecture Series with this interactive event.  

We will use masks as a metaphor for the identifiers we use to categorize ourselves and others to help shed light on otherwise hidden aspects of our interactions with our neighbors.

Pancakes, another traditional element of Fat Tuesday, will be served!

    Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 4:30PM 
    Iadarola Center Lecture Hall

    “Leaders in Local Peacebuilding:
    Gun Violence in Philadelphia and Norristown”
    Gun violence continues to plague our society, whether in the form of mass shootings, gang-related killings, or handgun-inflicted suicides.  

    This panel of regional experts, activists, and institutional leaders address recent developments and continuing challenges in this area.

    • Diana Trasatti New Jersey Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
    • Chaz Howard Chaplain, University of Pennsylvania.
    • Bryan Miller Heeding God's Call.

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 12:30PM
    Mansion Dining Room

    “Leaders in Local Peacebuilding:
    Racial and Religious Divisions in Philadelphia and Norristown”
    In an increasingly pluralistic society, preconceptions about race and religion often become barriers to mutual understanding and respect.  This panel of regional faith leaders, activists, and scholars discusses the unique challenges and opportunities for peacebuilding across racial and religious divisions faced in Philadelphia and Norristown.

    • Peter and Becky Bowersox Norristown Mosaic.
    • Additional Invitations Pending

    Monday, April 3, 2017, at 6:00PM
    Mansion Dining Room

    “Leaders in International Peacebuilding:
    Global Development and Aid Work”
    Some people run from strife or suffering, others run towards it.  This panel discussion gathers people who have travelled far from home to work for peace and flourishing in international development projects.  How does one sustain hope for progress in the face of an overwhelming task?  These aid workers, administrators, and believers tell their stories.

    • Dan Griffin—Villanova.
    • Alain Epp Weaver—Mennonite Central Committee.

    For more information, please contact the Wolfington Center at wolfington@cabrini.edu or 610.902.8431.

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