Finding Beauty in the Other - Inaugural World Religions World Church Conference

Location: McKenna Hall

In his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium Pope Francis encourages Christians to foster “a renewed esteem for beauty as a means of touching the human heart.” Convinced that beauty is indeed a means for touching the human heart, and recognizing the rich role of beauty in history of Christian theological thought, the World Religions World Church Area of the Department of Theology at Notre Dame will host a conference entitled “Finding the Beauty in the Other” from September 10-12, 2015. At this conference we will explore how beauty can be found in religions and cultures, and how the beauty of the Christian gospel should be communicated in different religious and cultural settings.
Conference Speakers:
John Allen, Boston Globe (keynote)
Sucharita Adluri, Cleveland State University
Maria Clara Bingemer, Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Peter Casarella, University of Notre Dame
Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Harvard University
Catherine Cornille, Boston College
Robert Gimello, University of Notre Dame
Teresia Hinga, Santa Clara University
Emmanuel Katongole, University of Notre Dame
Paul Kollman, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame
Catherine Bronson, University of Notre Dame
Daniel A. Madigan, S.J., Georgetown University
Bradley Malkovsky, University of Notre Dame
Donald Mitchell, Purdue University
Paulinus I. Odozor, University of Notre Dame
Robert Trent Pomplun, Loyola University Maryland
Anantanand Rambachan, St. Olaf College
Gene Reeves, Risshō Kōsekai
Gabriel Said Reynolds, University of Notre Dame
Mun’im Sirry, University of Notre Dame
Lawrence Sullivan, University of Notre Dame (Emeritus)
Nayla Tabbara, Adyan Foundation, Lebanon
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