As the University increases its commitment to and engagement
with ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, the ICTC takes its place in the
conversation by creating an opportunity for the community to learn about the
roots of the church’s invitation to dialogue.
The 2013-2014 Catholic Heritage Lectures invites the community to trace
the journey from the church’s opening to interreligious dialogue, embodied in
the Vatican II document Nostre Aetate, to
the challenges and opportunities the church faces today.
The annual Catholic Heritage Lectures, launched in 2010, engage the intellectual and religious communities of the Seattle area and the Seattle University community to explore aspects of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the intersection of Catholicism and culture. Seattle University has had the privilege of welcoming scholars from diverse fields since the inception of the lecture series. Our distinguished scholars have included scientists, philosophers, historians, sociologists and theologians.
In addition to the public lectures, we offer multiple opportunities to engage with the speakers and the subject of their presentations. Opportunities include faculty and staff reading groups and meals with the visiting scholars where students, faculty and staff converse in more intimate settings. In addition, faculty have given off-campus presentations and have led small group discussions to prepare for the public lectures.
a lecture series that examines the roots of the Church’s call for engagement with religions
”The Church in a Global Pluralistic World: Challenges and Opportunities”February 13th
José Casanova, Ph.D Department of SociologyGeorgetown University
7:00 PM, Pigott AuditoriumFree & Open to the Public
To participate in a reading group before the lecture, email ICTC@seattleu.edu. The reading group will meet to discuss the book and have lunch:February 612:00-1:30 PMICTC Conference Room
February 1312:30-2:00Casey 500 *Lunch on the 13th will be with José Casanova, Ph.D.