The 2011-12 Teresa Dease Lecture
The Call to Nonviolence in a Violent World: What does the Catholic Social Tradition Offer?
Kathleen Maas Weigert, the Carolyn Farrell, BVM Professor of Women and Leadership and Assistant to the Provost for Social Justice Initiatives at Loyola University Chicago, invites you to reflect with her on the rich resources in the Catholic social tradition that provide us, as individuals and as communities, with creative ways to confront the forces of violence in our world. Exploring texts from the Old (Hebrew) and New (Christian) Testaments, key encyclicals and synod documents, as well as the ‘living texts’ of particular individuals, she will offer suggestions on how we can help advance nonviolence in our personal and communal lives.
Kathleen Maas Weigert
Kathleen Maas Weigert, Ph.D. & Carolyn Farrell, BVM, Professor of Women and Leadership Assistant to the Provost for Social Justice Initiatives, Loyola University, Chicago
Prior to coming to Loyola, Kathleen was the Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service at Georgetown University, a Center created in January 2001 when Dr. Maas Weigert joined the University as the first director, and served as a Research Professor in both the Department of Sociology and the Program on Justice & Peace. At Loyola, Dr. Maas Weigert, who reports to the Provost, will be working with colleagues to determine the next stage of social justice work for the University. She is currently researching social justice ideas in the work of Jane Addams and working on a proposal for a book on social justice from social science perspectives. She serves on the boards of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans and Community Links International, and on the National Coordinating Committee for the Department of Education’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement initiatives.
This lecture is endowed by a special fund created by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Loretto Sisters.