Lecture series to be presented at Nazareth - Catholic Courier

Lecture series to be presented at Nazareth

The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies at Nazareth College in Pittsford will present its fall 2005 lecture series, “American and Catholic: Perspectives on Faith and Culture,” in September and October.

Each lecture will take place in the Forum of the college’s Otto Shults Community Center.

R. Scott Appleby, a history professor, director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and former director of the Cushwa Center for Study of American Catholicism at Notre Dame University, will present lectures on Thursday, Sept. 29, and Friday, Sept. 30. The topic for his Sept. 29 lecture, which will be held at 7 p.m., is “American and Catholic: New Tensions in an Old Marriage.” The topic for his Sept. 30 lecture, which will held at 1:30 p.m., is “What We Thought We Knew about Religious Fundamentalisms.”

Father Robert F. Drinan, SJ, a law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and a former member of Congress, will present lectures on Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28. The topic of his Oct. 27 lecture, which will be held at 7 p.m., is “Catholic Faith and Human Rights: An Agenda for the 21st Century.” The topic for his Oct. 28 lecture, which will be held at 1:30 p.m., is “The Mobilization of Shame: A World View on Human Rights.”

For more information, call the college at 585/389-2728.

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