Fall 2013 Programs and Events
Forgiveness in the Service of Justice
Lecture by Margaret Farley
Wednesday, September 11, 7:30 p.m., Gorecki 204
Student Workshop: Lunch with the College of Saint Benedict Koch Chair Speaker Margaret Farley: When Are We Obligated to Forgive?
Tuesday, September 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Are some actions so atrocious that they become unforgivable? If you have ever pondered deeply (or would like to!) the demands of the virtue of forgiveness, join us for lunch as we consider Christian and Jewish philosophers and theologians about whether we are obligated to forgive unconditionally or whether the trespasser must meet certain conditions prior to forgiveness--for example, acknowledging wrongdoing, apologizing, and seeking reparations. Dr. Margaret Farley, a leading contemporary Catholic moral theologian, will explore these issues by focusing especially on the differing views of Jankelevitch and Derrida, two Jewish philosophers who tackled issues of forgiveness in light of the Holocaust.
Faculty/Staff Luncheon with the College of Saint Benedict Koch Chair Speaker Margaret Farley
Wednesday, September 11, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Faculty and Staff are invited to attend a lunch with Margaret Farley to discuss her scholarly contributions to the field of Christian ethics and to ask her about Catholic moral theology.