fbpx

Gonzaga lecture to address American Religious Violence

NOTE: The time of this event has been changed to 7:30 p.m.

Patrick McCormick, professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University, will discuss “American Religious Violence: Examining the Beam in Our National Eye,” at Gonzaga University’s Flannery Lecture on March 23.

McCormick said his lecture will explore the questions:

  • Why is the most religious and Christian nation in the developed world also the planet’s leading military power, arms merchant, jail keeper and poisoner of creation?
  • What is it about Americans’ belief in nationalism, consumerism and individualism that makes us so willing to sacrifice and scapegoat others in service of these idols
  • How can our Christian faith and Catholic theology respond to this plague of religious violence?

McCormick teaches courses in Christian ethics, medical ethics, and Catholic social teachings.

His lecture will be at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 23 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom (third floor). The event is free and open to all.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required





Check Also

NOVEMBER GIVING CAMPAIGN – Meet Jimmy. Recovered. Family man. Christian.

Jimmy Young will not hesitate to share that he has not had an easy life. He’s loved his family deeply, and, yet, treated them the opposite of what he felt for them. “A big part of [my writing] is getting that out there and trying to be transparent and giving some lessons that I’ve seen,” Young said. “I’ve seen some pretty dark places through my drug addiction. I’ve caused a lot of pain, wreckage and turmoil in other people's lives — in mine as well, obviously.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *