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To be called is to be sent:

Being Church in Africa and its implication in the U.S.

 

Fr. Joe Healey
Tara McKinney ’00

“To be called is to be sent: Being Church in Africa and its implication in the U.S.”

October 10, 2012

 

“Faith-based ministry aids African communities” Observer October 11, 2012

 

All are invited to join in this broader discussion on implications of being Church in Africa today and what challenges and blessings we face when being called and sent. Speakers will be discussing from their own mission work and addressing questions such as what are the realities of the African Church today and their implications on faith-based development projects in Africa? How is faith-based development (aid 'machine' and implementation) recreating the realities of the African Church today? How are new evangelization and small Christian communities in Africa a model for Catholics in the U.S.?

Fr. Joe Healey is a Maryknoll priest and has written extensively on Small Christian Communities, African proverbs, sayings and stories, communications, inculturation, and mission having worked much of his life in Tanzania and Kenya, East Africa. He teaches courses on "Small Christian Communities As a New Model of Church in Africa" at both Hekima College and Tangaza College in Nairobi and is networkingcoordinator of the Small Christian Communities Global Collaborative.

Ms. Tara McKinney graduated from Notre Dame in ’00 and with her Masters in Divinity in ’09. After working in Tanzania as a Maryknoll lay missioner, she received a second masters degree in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Since 2010, McKinney has been the International Projects Officer for Africa for Cross International/Cross Catholic Outreach, a faith-based organization supporting Christian development projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Sponsored by the Center for Social Concerns and cosponsored by the Africa Working Group of the Kellogg Institute.

 

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Rebuilding the American Dream

 

Jared Bernstein

“Rebuilding the American Dream

2012 McBride Lecture

October 3, 2012

 

Jared Bernstein is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. From 2009 to 2011, Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden in the Obama Administration. Prior to that, Bernstein was a senior economist and the director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. and deputy chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

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Raising Voices for the Common Good

 

Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB (Bio)

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“An Uncommon Search for the Common Good”

2012 Annual Fr. Bernie Clark Lecture

on Catholic Social Tradition

September 17, 2012

 

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DIRECT SERVICE: HELPING PEOPLE IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION

Spend time with homeless people.

Organize a canned food or clothing drive donating it to emergency organizations.

Visit the imprisoned.

Assist with people with developmental disabilities.

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SOCIAL ACTION: WORKING FOR LONG-TERM, INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

Work to build a constituency of justice in our community.

Participate in advocacy efforts through writing, calling, visiting, or using the media.

  • Sign up for CSC 33900 Advocacy for Common Good course at CSC taught in spring.
  • Read Faithful Citizenship by the U.S. Bishops and vote your conscience.

Engage in vehicles for action

  • Join a social action club on campus.
  • Work with your dorm service commissioner this year.

Support the U.S. Bishops anti-poverty efforts

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BIOGRAPHY

Joan Chittister is an internationally known writer and lecturer and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the UN, facilitating a worldwide network of women peace builders, particularly in Israel and Palestine. She was an adviser for the groundbreaking report, A Woman’s Nation, led by Maria Shriver (2009) and was a member of the TED prize-sponsored Council of Sages, an interfaith group that developed a Charter for Compassion (2009) being promulgated worldwide with all faith organizations. She was a keynote speaker at the Asia-Pacific Breakthrough: Women, Faith and Development Summit to End Global Poverty as well as the Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne, Australia. She wrote the book Beyond Beijing: the next step for women, after attending the Fourth UN Conference of Women in Beijing (1995 . Sister Joan appeared with the Dali Lama at both the First Emory (University) Summit of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding and at the conference Seeds of Compassion. She was the coordinator of The Rising Great Compassion, an interfaith retreat for monastic women at Dharma Drum Mountain Center in Taiwan.

Joan Chittister has written more than 45 books and received numerous awards for her work on behalf of peace and women in church and in society.

A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, she served as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization of the leaders/superiors of the over 50,000 Catholic religious women in the US, president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses, and was prioress of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie for 12 years.

Sister Joan received her doctorate from Penn State University in speech communications theory and was an elected-fellow of St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University, a distinguish graduate of Penn State University, of Notre Dame University and of Mercyhurst College. Currently she is the executive director of Benetvision: a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality located in Erie, Pennsylvania.

 

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