College of Saint Benedict Koch Chair in Catholic Thought & Culture
Serving the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Politics & A Pint: The Catholic Church, Politics and Social Justice
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Brother Willie's Pub SJU
Join us for an engaging discussion with Bishop Kettler in Brother Willie's Pub. All majors and ages are welcome, and pizza will be served. This event is co-sponsored by The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement and the CSB Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture, both serving the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.
Book-Lunch Discussion Group for Faculty, Staff and Students: Blessed are the Consumers, Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint by Sallie McFague
February 5 and February 19, 2014
"Given our twin planetary crises of climate change and unjust financial distribution, what is needed is not more information but the will to move from belief to action, from denial to profound change at both personal and public levels," states McFague in her latest book, Blessed are the Consumers, Climate Change and the Practice of Restraint. McFague is one of the leading Christian theologians on climate change and the environment. Join us as we explore McFague's argument that restraint is the only possible path forward for a world bent on consumption and overuse. Co-sponsored by the College of Saint Benedict Office of Sustainability and the CSB/SJU Libraries.
Spring Lecture: What Can Christian Ethics Learn from Evolutionary Examinations of Altruism?
Lecture by Stephen Pope
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Quad 264 SJU
Stephen Pope is a professor of theology at Boston College, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. in theological ethics at the University of Chicago in 1988. He teaches courses on social ethics and theological ethics, and his written several books including "The Evolution of Altruism and the Ordering of Love" (Georgetown, 1994) and "Human Evolution and Christian Ethics" (Cambridge, 2007).
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professorship in Science and Religion; the College of Saint Benedict Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture, serving the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University; and the Moral Theology Lecture Series at CSB and SJU. The goal of the series is to bring distinguished moral theologians to the CSB and SJU campuses to address pressing issues in contemporary life.