The Joseph William and Madeline Eberle Klein Fund was established for the explicit purpose of supporting educational events (including courses, programs, lectures, and the like) and materials specifically directed toward greater inclusion in the Roman Catholic Church of those groups of persons currently disaffected from it including, but not limited to the LGBTQ community, or gender, racial or political minorities.

Fall 2019

Building a Bridge: Reaching Out to the Excluded in Our Church

Tuesday, September 17th, 7 pm, Foley Center

Fr. James Martin S.J., author and editor-at-large for America Magazine, challenges Catholics to encounter and experience the lives of people on the margins of the Church, particularly the LGBT community. He is also a frequent commentator in the national media about contemporary issues in the Catholic Church, and the intersection of faith and culture. Fr. Martin will be speaking about how, through respect, compassion, and sensitivity, we can create a welcoming, inclusive space for all in the Catholic Church.

This event, which is being sponsored by the Faith-Justice Institute’s Klein Fund and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, is free and open to the public. Registration is not required for this event. Copies of several of Fr. Martin’s books will be available for purchase.

*Please note that parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to park in Hawks’ Landing.

 

Day of Learning on Catholic Social Teaching and Racism

Thursday, September 26th

In November, 2018, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the statement, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism. Dr. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes, Professor of Theology and Ethics at Mount Mary University, will join our campus community for a day of programming about Open Wide Our Hearts, systemic racism, overcoming unconscious racial bias, and the path forward.

11:00 am - Learning Community for faculty, RSVP required

2:00 pm - Classroom visit

4:00 pm - Student meeting, Center for Inclusion and Diversity, Campion Student Center

5:30 pm - Reflection dinner, by invitation

*Please note that this day of programming, which is being sponsored by the Faith-Justice Institute’s Klein Fund, the Center for Inclusion and Diversity, the Office of Teaching and Learning, and SJU’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, is only open to the SJU community.

 

Just Water

Tuesday, October 8th, 7 pm, Foley Center

Christiana Zenner, Ph.D., associate professor of theology, science and ethics in the Department of Theology at Fordham University, lectures nationally and internationally on the intersection of fresh water ethics and ecological theory, religious ecologies, and developments in the earth sciences. She will speak about the ecological turn in Catholic Social Teaching and the interconnectedness of access to water and justice in global economies. She will also suggest what needs to be done to improve access to safe water throughout the world.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the Faith-Justice Institute’s Klein Fund, The Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies Program and The Institute of Clinical Bioethics. Copies Dr. Zenner’s book will be available for purchase.

*Please note that parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to park in Hawks’ Landing.

 

Poets Speaking Back to Catholicism

Tuesday, October 29th, 7 pm, Foley Center

Pádraig Ó Tuama, Irish poet and theologian,and Marie Howe, American poet and former poet laureate of the state of New York, will do a reading of their poetry and discuss the intersection of language and religion, and the transformative power of poetry.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is being sponsored by the Faith-Justice Institute’s Klein Fund, the Alliance and the English Department. Volumes of the poets’ collections will be available for purchase.

*Please note that parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to park in Hawks’ Landing.

 

Blood of the Martyrs

Monday, November 11th, 7 pm, Forum Theatre

In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador, the Faith-Justice Institute's Joseph William and Madeline Klein Fund and the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program are sponsoring a screening of the film, Blood of the Martyrs, followed by a moderated discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.

*Please note that parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to park is Hawks’ Landing.

 

For more information contact:

Annie Bole

Lectures and Programming Assistant

Email: abole@sju.edu

Phone: 610-660-1132

Spring 2019

Visionary Women: Sr. Mary Scullion, RSM

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 7 pm, Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center
In celebration of Women's History Month, Sr. Mary Scullion, President and Executive Director of Project HOME, will be speaking in the Foley Center on Wednesday, March 27th from 7-9 pm about her journey as co-founder of Project HOME, the historical contributions of women as champions of peace and social justice in the Catholic Church, and how the role of women in the Church could evolve.

Love Thy Neighbor: Refugee & Immigrant Services in Philadelphia

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7 pm, Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center
The panel discussion will be comprised of leaders from organizations such as HIAS, Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia and St. Thomas Aquinas Center, who are providing services to refugees and immigrants.

Church Sex Abuse Crisis: Perspectives on the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 7 pm, Cardinal John P. Foley Campus Center
Rev. Daniel R. Joyce, S.J. will moderate a panel discussion in response to the PA Grand Jury Report released in August 2018, which detailed the outcome of one of the broadest inquiries into Church Sex Abuse in United States history. Dr. Kathy Sprows Cummings, Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame will be joined by a local attorney and therapist, who will share their professional perspectives on the PA Grand Jury Report and the abuse of children by clergy.

Fall 2018

Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues

November 14, 7pm, Chapel of Saint Joseph’s
Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, is world renown for her tireless work against the death penalty, especially in our national dialogue on capital punishment. Moreover, Sr. Helen has been instrumental in shaping the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to all executions as announced recently by Pope Francis. Join us for an evening presentation with Sr. Helen.

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

September 12, 7pm, Chapel of Saint Joseph's

Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and reentry program in the world. Faith, compassion and unconditional love call us to find kinship with one another. In this lecture, Fr. Boyle will discuss his recent book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship. Fr. Boyle’s compelling stories witness to the challenges and joys of life on the margins and how radical kinship can break down barriers and transform our world.

For more information contact:

Annie Bole
Lectures and Programming Assistant
Email: abole@sju.edu
Phone: 610-660-1132