John C. Cavadini, Ph.D., Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and Director of the Institute of Church Life, will deliver the Annual Augustine Lecture as part of the 2013-2014 President's Lecture Series.
Dr. Janet E. Smith, Ph.D, will discuss how attacks on the culture of life go hand-in-hand with attacks on religious liberty, and why many in the United States seem to think that the right to life and (religious) liberty must be sacrificed to the pursuit of happiness.
In her lecture, Dr. Smith argues that only a commitment to the New Evangelization can show us the way to address the present and coming oppression of religious practice.
The Ecumenical Institute and the Augustinians of the Assumption are pleased to present The Emmanuel d’Alzon Lecture by Dr. Mary Keys titled, “Why Justice is Not Enough: Aquinas and Wilberforce on Charity, Mercy, and the Common Good.”
The Assumption College Ecumenical Institute & Medieval and Early Modern Studies program present a lecture by Willem Klooster, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of History at Clark University, titled “The Soldiers and Sailors of the Dutch Atlantic: Iconoclasm and Deprivation in the Seventeenth Century." Professor Klooster will discuss pirates, privateering, and religious conflict in the Caribbean and beyond.