Fall 2021

October 20, 2021

Posted by ICTC on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 2:46 PM PDT

Signs of the Times

In recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day, on October 12 ICTC hosted an interactive session with Maka Black Elk (Oglala Lakota), Executive Director for Truth and Healing at the Red Cloud Indian School. Maka led participants through the history of Indian residential schools in the U.S., with specific examples from the Red Cloud Indian School, where Maka attended as a student and now teaches. Both indigenous and Catholic, Maka speaks with wisdom and compassion as he explores the response to "is healing possible?" The presentation section of Maka's event is available to watch on the ICTC Vimeo page for those not able to join us!

Tomorrow, on October 21, ICTC welcomes Dr. Massimo Faggioli, theologian at Villanova University, Vatican II scholar, and writer for La Croix International and Commonweal Magazine, to kick off the 12th Annual Patrick Howell, SJ, Catholic Heritage Series. The Catholic Heritage Series explores aspects of the Catholic intellectual tradition and the intersection of Catholicism and culture. Fall quarter we look at Vatican II as we approach the sixtieth anniversary in an increasingly globalized world. See below to RSVP and learn more about the upcoming lecture and discussion panel.

Along with the Catholic Heritage Series events, ICTC is hosting an ongoing reading group on Vatican II - it's not too late to join us for session 2 on November 9 (12:30pm on Zoom)! Email ICTC@seattleu.edu for more information.

In closing, we want to highlight that October 16 was World Food Day, which commemorates the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945. Pope Francis released a message for World Food Day 2021, saying:

“The annual celebration of World Food Day confronts us with one of humanity's greatest challenges: overcoming hunger once and for all is an ambitious goal.... The pandemic gives us the opportunity to change course and invest in a global food system that can deal sensibly and responsibly with future crises.”

On campus, Seattle University's Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) operates the SU Food Security Initiatives which include a food pantry and emergency dining cards for SU students.

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