Contemporary Contexts of Compassion Speaker Series

 Contemporary Contexts of Compassion:  Journey to the Heart of Compassion 

In this semi-annual series we invite contemporary theologians, writers, poets, and spiritual guides to break open the meaning of the Gospel call to compassion in our time.
Presenters have included theologian Doris Donnelly,  activist and author Helen Prejean, CSJ, Nancy Sylvester, IHM, creator of “Circles of Impasse”, Michael Morwood, retreat leader, spiritual director, theologian and prolific author, , Edwina Gateley, author, theologian, and modern-day mystic, Diarmuid O’Murchu, Diana Hayes, theologian, Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of Network and co-founder of Nuns on the Bus, Ilia Delio, OSF, John Haughey,SJ, Margaret Silf,  Elizabeth Dreyer, and most recently, John Haught

This series is intended for a broad audience inclusive of a range of ages and faith traditions and has been made possible in part by an anonymous donor.


   John Haught, PhD  back with us!!!

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October 13, 2018
9 am – noon

Science, Theology, and Ecology:  “Laudato si'” and the New Cosmic Story

“Our general indifference to the current ecological predicament has at least something to do with the growing modern suspicion that the universe has no purpose. In his recent encyclical on the environment, “Laudato si,’” Pope Francis, however, considers a sense of cosmic purpose essential to our gaining the spiritual incentive and moral strength to deal with one of the most serious terrestrial crises ever. This lecture argues that an ‘aesthetic cosmology’ (where the purpose of the universe is to bring forth beauty) is both scientifically sound and a good foundation for an ecological ethic.” 

          Berman Theater, Manhattanville College       

Suggested donation: $20.00      

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Divine Compassion Speakers’ Series
52 N. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603