Cahill to Present on Gender Equality Since Vatican II

Written by Laura Paskin
September 30, 2014

Theologian Lisa Sowle Cahill presents the annual Ann O'Hara Graff lecture on November 6, 2014. She will address “Theology and Gender Equality: Models of Renewal Since Vatican II." Cahill is the J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor of Theology at Boston College.

Cahill received her PhD from University of Chicago Divinity School is the recipient of 11 honorary degrees. A prolific writer and scholar, she most recently published Global Justice, Christology and Christian Ethics (Cambridge, 2013). A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she is a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Society of Christian Ethics.

Cahill currently serves on boards of the Journal of Religious Ethics; the British journal Theology; the international journal Concilium; the Indian Catholic journal Asian Horizons; and the Public Religion Research Institute.  She a member of the Catholic Common Ground Initiative and serves on the steering committee of Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular, an initiative of the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.  She has also been a theological consultant to the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, sponsored by the Kroc Institute and Catholic Relief Services.

The 2014 Ann O’Hara Graff lecture “Theology and Gender Equality: Models of Renewal Since Vatican II" takes place at 7 p.m. on November 6, 2014, in Pigott Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

The Ann O'Hara Graff Lecture Series honors the memory of Theology and Religious Studies Professor Ann O’Hara Graff, known for her commitment to the vitality of the Church, the role of women in Catholicism, and diversity issues. The series is sponsored annually by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master's degrees. The Department of Theology and Religious offers a BA degree with a specialization in Christian Theology or a specialization in Comparative Religion and a minor in Theology and Religious Studies.