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Non-Violent Peacemaking Lecture  

Campus Ministry Cross gardenOn Monday, February 25, Fr. Gerard Whelan, of the Gregorian University in Rome, will present a lecture on Non-violent Peacemaking, co-sponsored by the Department of the CORE, the Department of Religion, and the School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

In anticipation of a conference on non-violence and peace-making to be held at Seton Hall University in October 2019, Fr. Whelan notes that in order to promote peace in society, individuals need to embody the vocation of peace in their personal lives and in the various communities where they live. In this context, he explains the notion of conversion in Bernard Lonergan and Robert Doran as including dimensions that are religious, moral, intellectual, and psychic. Psychic conversion includes letting the symbol of Christ crucified heal us and help us to behave in society according to the "law of the cross:" not returning evil for evil but overcoming evil with good.

This lecture will be held in Bethany Hall A begin at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

For more information about the event contact Monsignor Richard Liddy at or call (973) 275-2407.

About Fr. Gerard Whelen, S.J.
Fr. Gerard Whelan, S.J. is an Irish Jesuit and Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. He spent fourteen years in Africa, as pastor of a poor parish in Nairobi. He is author of Redeeming History: Social Concern in Bernard Lonergan and Robert Doran (2013), and A Discerning Church: Pope Francis, Bernard Lonergan, and a Theological Method for the Future (to be published in May 2019).

About the Center For Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, the Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree Program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate. The Center continues to support the Program's students with scholarship aid, as well as ongoing co-curricular activities. Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review and The Lonergan Review.

Visit the Center for Catholic Studies homepage for more information.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Erica Naumann
  • (973) 275-2407