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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. Fr. Pfleger

October 9, 2013: Rev. Michael Pfleger

"Is Nonviolence Still a Value?" will offer the reflections of St. Sabina co-pastor and social activist Fr. Pfleger on the title question and others: What does or what could the philosophy and practice of nonviolence bring to current situations of injustice and violence, domestically and internationally? Is nonviolence as a strategy for personal and social change still powerful or merely a memory of times past? 

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 773-298-3981 or mareska@sxu.edu.