On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Father Dan Groody, C.S.C., will deliver the Fall Flannery Lecture at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. The title of Father Dan's talk will be "Passing Over: Migration, Theology and the Eucharist."
Amidst the divisive and polarizing rhetoric aroudn migrants and refugees today, what does it mean to be witness to the body of Christ? This talk will explore the integral connection between what happens inside Churches and what happens outside of them by looking at the relationship between those who cross borders today looking for a more dignified life and the One who crossed over into our world in the incarnation in order to bring us to our eternal homeland. It will look at some of the arguments around migration today, some of the key challenges we face as a global family, some of the ways of looking at the issue of migration from a theological perspective.
The Flannery Chair of Roman Catholic Theology is an endowed Chair gift of the late Maud and Milo Flannery of Spokane, to further excellence of theological study and teaching at Gonzaga University. An outstanding theologian is invited to GU twice per year to deliver The Flannery Lecture.
Details of this event were originally published on the Gonzaga University Religious Studies department website.