Dominican University established the St. Catherine of Siena Center to bring faith and scholarship to the critical issues of church and society for the benefit of the university community, professional ministers and the wider community of faith. It is dedicated to examining and furthering the role of the Christian in today's world.
As we continue to celebrate the Jubilee Year of the Dominican Order, we examine the relationships that mark our existence in family, country, faith, and world. Our speakers will explore political, ecological, ecclesial, and familial relationships that shape our vision and lead us to the deepest truths of our lives. Join us as we learn from our experience as relational and interdependent members of a community of faith to create a more just and humane world.
Yates Hafner, PhD
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this lecture and discussion will focus on The Tempest, his final romance, in which Shakespeare revisits the major issues treated in his preceding 35 plays.
Through the lens of interfaith sharing this course offers an opportunity to examine the figures of Jesus and Mary as uncovered in Jewish writings, in the New Testament and Quranic texts. Helping us to mine the riches of these traditions are distinguished educators from the Chicago Coalition for InterReligious Learning, an organization of Jewish, Christian and Muslim educators who come together to promote interreligious learning in a context of appreciative inquiry.
All wars end. Whether they end well or badly depends on us. From international terrorism and nuclear weapons to climate change conflicts, building a peace that will last requires building relationships. How can we create relationships that facilitate sustainable peace?