Reading Augustine in a Time of Crisis
A conversation with three interpreters of St. Augustine as they engage the questions posed by the multiple challenges of 2020.
James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin University and author of On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-world Spirituality for Restless Hearts.
Joseph Kelley is professor of religious and theological studies at Merrimack College and the editor of City of God: Abridged Edition.
Gregory Lee is Associate Professor of Theology and Urban Studies at Wheaton College, Senior Fellow of The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies and theologian in residence at Lawndale Christian Community Church in Chicago.
Moderator: Dr. James Wetzel, Director of the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University.
Respondents: Rev. Kelly Fassett, Dr. Elizabeth Smith Woodard, Dr. Paul Camacho.
Hope After the Pandemic: Building Solidarity and Resisting Throwaway Culture
What Pope Francis says about the post-pandemic world in general is particularly true for Southern California.
The pandemic has highlighted profound “social sicknesses” in our region, involving health care, housing, nursing homes and job loss. The impact on the poor, the elderly. and communities of color shows how throwaway culture deeply affects the most vulnerable.
In this talk, Charlie Camosy lays out a path that each of us can take towards deeper solidarity in our families, communities and region.
Hope for Post-Election Politics
The 2020 presidential election signals the end of what has been a terribly
divisive year. Many in the U.S. have withdrawn into opposing camps formed in part by antagonism toward others who hold different convictions.
In this talk, Charles Camosy, Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University, makes the case that post-election, U.S. culture is ripe for a “politics of encounter”—one that can bring hope by replacing antagonism with a politics that starts with dialogue and a commitment to the fundamental equality of and respect for all human beings.
Julie Hanlon Rubio, author of Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the
Personal and the Political in a Divided Church and Professor of Social Ethics
at Santa Clara University, joins Camosy to respond. Camosy and Rubio launch a dialogue about post-election hope and resources the Catholic tradition can offer for a politics that seeks common ground.
The ‘20-21 school year promises to be like none other that has come before. To help families across the country face these challenges we have brought together a panel featuring a veteran teacher, an experienced parent, and a trained marriage and family therapist. In this webinar they will share wisdom and encouragement designed to strengthen you and your family to not only survive but also thrive during this school year.
Claire Frazier-Yzaguirre, M.A., M. Div., is a licensed Marriage & Family therapist, author, speaker, wife & mom.
Jhimy D. Rodriguez, M.Ed., is a New York City high school teacher, youth leader, and family man.
Dr. Holly Taylor Coolman teaches theology at Providence College, in Providence, Rhode Island, where she is Chair of the Theology Department.