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Squeaky Weal Lecture Series

Squeaky Weal Lecture Series

As a Catholic university attentive to the interplay between faith and civic life, Saint Xavier supports the Center for Religion and Public Discourse, sponsor of the Squeaky Weal Lecture Series. Launched in 2001, this lecture series promotes thoughtful consideration and civil discourse on the religious, moral and/or ethical implications of public issues, with a consistent focus on the common good.

All lectures are free and open to the public. All take place at 6:30 p.m. on the University's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd Street.

Jon Nilson

February 5, 2015: What is "Black Theology" and Why Do We Need It?

Speaker: Dr. Jon Nilson
Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Butler Reception Room

In honor of Black History Month, theologian Jon Nilson invites us to consider how theology can help navigate the path to racial equality. Dr. Nilson will describe the field of "black theology" and its part in the construction of a more just world. This lecture will examine racial injustice in light of Christian theology, and invite us to consider religious experience and cultural values in our world today. 

Past Speakers

Selected Squeaky Weal lectures (2002-present) are available in DVD format from the Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library at Saint Xavier University. Titles may be viewed at the Library's website. DVDs may be borrowed for a week or viewed at the library.

To read more about past speakers, please visit our Past Speakers web page.

For More Information

For more information on the Squeaky Weal Lecture Series, please contact the Center for Religion and Public Discourse at 773-298-3809 or stapleton@sxu.edu.