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& Inspiring Video
On January 29, 2016, the CTA Metro New York chapter enjoyed the DVD of the Keynote address given by Dr. Greer Gordon at the National CTA Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in November, 2016, Dr. Gordon, a Roman Catholic theologian, author and lecturer has always been deeply involved in social justice movements.
Dr. Greer Gordon
Roman Catholic Theologian
Author & Lecturer
She refers to some of the fundamental values of our Judeo-Christian traditions and reminds us that, as followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to be compassionate, uncompromising witnesses to the right (not privilege) of all human persons to be treated in a just and dignified manner and to have access to the necessities of life. She addresses our moral responsibility to assist in the righteous transformation of unjust, wasteful, discriminatory systems and institutions, and calls us, as laity, to be effective agents of change.
Dr. Gordon is known for her work in the fields of apologetics, evangelization and catechesis. She has served in faculty positions at Regis College in Weston, MA, U of MA, Dartmouth, and Georgetown; and in administrative roles at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She held various diocesan ministry positions in Oakland, Boston, Baton Rouge, and Washington D.C. She prepared the companion workshop guide to the USCCB pastoral letter on racism. She is author of Give Us This Day (Liturgical Press) and numerous texts having to do with religious education, and has produced video programs for lay ministry formation, parish council development, and lay spirituality. She received her Masters from Notre Dame and Doctorate from Boston College.
WOW… who knew that the hypothetical PAUL RYAN US budget could become a reality post November elections when our Chapter had an AMERICA magazine senior editor talk in October 2016 on “Whether the Ryan US budget is Catholic?”
(Read the entire speech here)
In her Keynote address, Dr. Gordon dealt with the rise of xenophobia, racism and misogyny during the recent election cycle. Dr. Gordon called upon all persons to be effective agents for change. After the viewing of Dr. Gordon’s talk, Nancy Lorence of the Metro New York CTA facilitated a group discussion in which members expressed their reactions to Dr. Gordon’s ideas as well as their own ideas for following Dr. Gordon’s directive that all of us become agents for change.