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Fall Flannery Lecture

Gonzaga's Cataldo Hall Globe Room Spokane, WA

Fall Flannery Lecture November 6, 2018 6 PM Cataldo Hall, Globe room Gonzaga University Speaker: Andrew Prevot, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Boston College Department of Theology Lecture Title: Unrestricted Love: Blackness and Catholicity as Interrelated Marks of Christian Life About the Lecture Series: The Flannery Chair of Roman Catholic Theology is an endowed Chair gift of …

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“Listening to Survivors as We Address Clery Sexual Abuse”

Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University 702 E Desmet Ave., Spokane, WA

Dr. Brian Clites studies religious violence, power, and trauma within the contemporary US. He is currently finishing his first book, Breaking the Silence, an ethnography of survivors of priestly sexual abuse.

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Flannery Lecture in Catholic Studies

Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University 702 E Desmet Ave., Spokane, WA

In this lecture, Thomas P. Doyle will explore the complex nature of the world-wide reality of sexual violation of minors and the vulnerable by Catholic clerics and religious and the systemic mishandling, denial and coverup by the hierarchy. This is not a new phenomenon in the Church, suddenly surfacing in the 1980’s. It has been …

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Women’s Suffrage Parade

Gonzaga University Spokane, WA

STEPS: From Suffrage to Solidary Join in! Celebrate the past, present, and future of women’s activism. What inspires you about the past or makes you hopeful about the future? What brings you together with other Zags? (Your club, your culture, your dorm or floor, your team or a sport, your future profession, your field of …

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COVID-19: Perspectives from Theology, Bioethics, and Population Health

Virtual event via Zoom

Monday, Feb. 8, 5 to 6:30 p.m. This virtual event, the Spring 2021 Flannery Webinar, is sponsored by the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University. Panelists include: Aline Kalbian, Ph.D., Professor of Religion, Florida State University Rhonda Medows, M.D., President, Population Health, Providence Andrea Vicini, S.J., Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics, Boston College The …

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Join Us For The Launch of Gonzaga’s New Climate Center!

Virtual event via Zoom

In response to the threat of global warming — and as an expression of our Catholic, Jesuit, humanistic mission — Gonzaga University is launching the Gonzaga Center for Climate, Society, and the Environment. This new interdisciplinary academic center will serve Gonzaga students and our region by advancing innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship, teaching, consulting, and capacity-building. Featured …

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Justice and Equity: Challenging Hate and Inspiring Hope

Vitual on WHOVA confernce platform

The Sixth Gonzaga International Conference on Hate Studies will be held Nov. 4 to 6. This will be a virtual event hosted on the WHOVA conference platform. The schedule: Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference is …

$30. – $120.

Operation Opera Festival: When Purple Mountains Burn

Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

Operation Opera Festival kicks off with the world premiering opera, "When the Purple Mountains Burn" exploring the connection between Iris Chang and Shiro Azuma with the Nanking Massacre in China during World War II. Music by Shuying Li, libretto by Julian Crouch, with soprano Yvette Keong, baritone Hidenori Inoue, vocalists-in-residence at the festival, the Four …

Herzog Book Launch Celebration

The Book Launch of Michael B. Herzog's 'Pilgrimage,' The Only Complete Version of Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' More than 600 years ago, in his Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer put thirty pilgrims on the road from London to Canterbury. But they never got there, as Chaucer did not finish the story. Now, Michael B. Herzog, PhD, …

Book Launch for “Pilgrimage: The Completed Canterbury Tales” by Dr. Michael B. Herzog

Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University 702 E Desmet Ave., Spokane, WA

More than 600 years ago, in his Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer put thirty pilgrims on the road from London to Canterbury.  But they never got there, as Chaucer did not finish the story.  Now, Dr. Michael Herzog, Professor Emeritus of English at Gonzaga University, has finally completed what Chaucer started.  Jess Walter says this book …

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Americans and the Holocaust: Remembering Our Past to Inform Our Future

Hemmingson Center, Gonzaga University 702 E Desmet Ave., Spokane, WA

This special event is part of the larger Americans and the Holocaust traveling exhibit being hosted by Gonzaga University. Features a live interview by Spokane area resident and Holocaust Survivor Carla Peperzak. Tickets are free and open to the public, available at Foley Center Library and Hemmingson GUEST services desk on the Gonzaga campus. For …

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In Praise of Quaker Colors

I can’t find the passage now, but I know it’s there. Sometime in the late fall or early winter of 1853, Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal that nature now has Quaker colors.

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The Evil in This World: The God of Hate

gnosticism

The fact that God is the God of Love doesn’t mean He’s not also the God of Hate. The opposite of love isn’t hate but indifference. Your Bible doesn’t teach a Zoroastrian-style dualism. Satan is a fallen angel, and we don’t need to make him a god. Don’t you see? None of us understands how to love properly, and we always hate far worse.

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The Evil in this World: I’ve Experienced Evil in the Actions of COVID Deniers

I believe I’m seeing far more evil in the world than ever before in my lifetime. There’s a constant barrage of antisemitism, gun violence, racism and homophobia. And not only is there a lack of empathy, but there’s a gleeful viciousness about it from perpetrators. However, for this piece, I’m going to focus specifically on the evil I’m seeing in response to COVID.

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Mourning for Celebrities

David Crosby died last week. That will not mean much to young people. But to people of a certain age, my age, the loss was significant. And emotional. I felt it in ways I did not expect.

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