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Join Us for Our Annual Meeting & An Inspiring Video
Sunday, January 29, 2017
20 Washington Square North
3 - 5pm - Free Admission
After a brief business meeting, we will show a video of Dr. Greer Gordon, one of the keynote speakers from the 2016 National CTA Conference in Albuquerque.
Fear, Hate and Faith
In this greatly-applauded keynote address for the CTA conference, Dr. Greer Gordon, a Roman Catholic theologian, author and lecturer, takes on the rise of xenophobia and racism during this recent election cycle, with particular criticism lodged at the silence of our Church.
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.
We are seeking candidates for the Chapter board of directors, to be proposed at the January 29 meeting. The board meets monthly about 10 times a year. Please contact Art, Margaret, Nancy or Bob at our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org if you might be interested or have questions.