Plurality and Difference in an Unstable World

How can we live together after September 11 and its aftermath? Robert Schreiter argues that living with pluralism and difference requires doing two things at once: respecting and honouring difference, and seeking ways of social cohesion in the context of pluralism. We are more accepting of difference in times of stability and peace. In light of September 11, Schreiter asks an important question: As the world moves into more unsettled times, how can we, as a society and a church, find forms of social cohesion that do not simply collapse or overwhelm pluralism? As part of the Scarboro Missions lecture, sponsored by the Scarboro Foreign Missions Society, Fr. Schreiter will deliver this same lecture in Toronto at the Scarboro Foreign Mission, 2685 Kingston Road in Scarborough, on Saturday, January 24, 2004, at 9:30 a.m.

Fr. Robert Schreiter, C.P.P.S., Ph.D.

Robert Schreiter is the Vatican Council II Professor of Theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Professor of Theology and Culture at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Past-President of the American Society of Missiology, Past-President of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and is the author of Mission in the Third Millennium (2001) as well as of several other books.

Friday, January 23, 2004 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University