RADNOR, Pa. (March. 7, 2014) – A free lecture series at Cabrini College will feature a range of perspectives on faith-based engagement among diverse cultures.
Speakers will address the mobilization of Latino communities, social justice for immigrants, community organizing around food issues in Ghana, environmentalism for a just society and the history of a diverse congregation’s ability to worship together.
Beginning March 11, the six-part Lenten Lecture Series will present weekly speakers to share their experiences of fostering constructive relationships in communities, society, or nature.
The series will end the Tuesday before Easter. Each presentation is free and open to the public, and on the Cabrini College campus (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor):
- March 11, 7:15 p.m.: Rev. Luis Cortes, president of Esperanza, presents “Fostering Hope for Latinos through Educational, Political, Social, and Economic Empowerment.”
- March 18, 7:15 p.m.: Jasmine Rivera, lead organizer at Juntos, presents “Liberation Theology and Mobilizing Latinos in Norristown.”
- March 25, 7:15 p.m.: Craig Atwood, Ph.D., director of the Center for Moravian Studies at the Moravian Theological Seminary, presents "A Harmony of Spirit: Moravian Multiculturalism in 18th Century Pennsylvania."
- April 1, 7:15 p.m.: Catherine Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor of public administration at Villanova University, presents "Immigration in Philadelphia: Community Organizing and the Fight for Social Justice.”
- April 8, 7:15 p.m.: Thomas Awaipo, global solidarity liaison to Ghana, Catholic Relief Service, presents “Challenges in Community Based Organizing in Ghana”
- April 15, 7:15 p.m.: Rev. Owen Owens, co-chair, National Religious Campaign on Creation Care, presents “Ecological Solidarity.”
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 900 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.