Fire on the Earth: Christian Commitment in a Divided World

Fr. Brackley’s lecture will explore the experience of God in the encounter with victims of injustice, and how this encounter means good for the non-poor. He will also reflect on solidarity – the response of the Christian to the God who emerged in these encounters – and the pitfalls along the path of solidarity. In doing this, Brackley will develop some social implications of key themes in Ignatius’ "spiritual exercises".

Dean Brackley, S.J.

Dean Brackley is a Jesuit who has effectyively combined his academic and activist inclinations. Ordained to the priesthood in 1976, he holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Boston College, an M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and a Doctorate in the field of Ethics and Society from the University of Chicago. He has worked at Fordham University and the ghettos of the Bronx. Since 1990, Brackley has been a professor of Philosophical and Theological Ethics at the University of Central America in San Salvador. In addition to two books and a third which is forthcoming, he has written numerous articles on theology, Central America and social ethics.

Friday, January 13, 1995 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University