For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
September 7, 2012 – Social ethics scholar Rev. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D., of Marquette University will explore issues of racism in the church and society and the impact race will have on the upcoming presidential election during two free public lectures at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, at King’s College.
A professor of theology at Marquette University, Father Massingale is the 34th speaker in the history of the Moreau Lectures series at King’s. He specializes in social ethics and teaches courses on Catholic Social Thought, African American religious ethics, liberation theologies, and racial justice.
The King’s College Moreau Lecture Series is named in honor of Blessed Father Basil Anthony Moreau, founder of the Holy Cross Congregation who established and sponsors King’s College.
Father Massingale’s lecture, titled “With Liberty and Justice for Some? Race, Poverty, and Catholic Social Thought,” will explore the intersections of race, religion, and politics; specifically, how the overlapping realities of racism and poverty continue to undermine common life and the challenge of promoting inclusive justice during a time of polarized public discourse.
Father Massingale has authored over 70 articles, book reviews, and books including, “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church,” which received a first place book award from the Catholic Press Association. His articles exploring Catholic social ethics, racism and poverty have appeared in scholarly and pastoral journals. He is a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and immediate past convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.
The Moreau Lectures Series, sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross at King’s, brings renowned theologians to the King’s campus to address issues of social justice, peace, morality and Catholic identity as well as other subjects relevant to the lives of students, Catholics, and all other people concerned with the significant issues facing the Church and society.
The William G. McGowan School of Business is located on North River Street. Parking will be available at on-campus lots. For further information, contact Rev. Daniel Issing, C.S.C., assistant professor of theology, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5491 or email DanielIssing@kings.edu.
Rev. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D., of Marquette University is this year’s Moreau Lecturer at King’s College.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.