Contemporary Contexts of Compassion Speaker Series


he Speakers Series*

In 2000 a long time friend of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion made us an offer:  we would invite speakers to explore Compassion in the 21st Century, and our friend would fund it . 
Since then we have been fortunate to have  some of the finest  theologians, social activists, spiritual mentors, and authors around share their unique perspectives on this universal charism  Our past presenters include:

Doris Donnelly                                             Bishop Tom Gumbleton
Diana Hayes                                                Edwina Gateley
Michael Morwood                                        Ilia DeLio, OSF
Diarmuid O’Murchu                                     John Haughey, SJ  
Simone Campbell, SSS                               Margaret Silf
Paula D’Arcy                                                Elizabeth Dreyer
John Haight                                                 Helen Prejean, CSJ                    

*This series is intended for a broad audience inclusive of a range of ages and faith traditions.


  Hiding in Plain Sight:   

According to Sociologist Nancy Ammerman, as people of faith (and no faith) we typically use an “in the box” perspective to think and talk about our experiences of things “religious” or “spiritual”.  She believes that researchers studying the “decline of religion” in America may be using measures that do not show the whole picture.  Her years of exploration, observation, and conversation offer us a new context that holds a richness in the ways  we talk about what spirituality is, how we seek and find experiences we call spiritual, and how the “institutional” is a just a part of our spiritual lives.

Using stories we tell of our everyday lives, from dinner table to  work place and shopping mall to doctor’s office, about the things that matter most to us and the routines we take for granted Ammerman helps us to recognize those moments and experiences that give life meaning and connect us to the Divine…hidden in plain sight…everywhere…





          Berman Theater, Manhattanville College       

Suggested donation: $20.00      

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