Holleran Center for Community Engagement

Ethics, Leadership & Community 2013-2014 Lecture Series at Alvernia University

Join us for an afternoon or evening of conversation and discussion on topics of national importance.

Alvernia University's 2013-2014 Ethics, Leadership & Community Lecture Series is sponsored by the Holleran Center for Community Engagement and the O'Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership, & Public Service. For more information, please contact the Holleran Center by phone at 610-790-1925 or by e-mail.

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All lectures are free and open to the public.

2013-2014 Ethics, Leadership & Community Lecture Series Schedule

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm - Hesburgh Lecture - Dying to Live: Theological Perspectives on Undocumented Migration
McGlinn Conference Center (formerly the Bernardine Franciscan Conference Center)


Immigration is a complex issue that is changing the face of cultures worldwide. In the U.S., it is often controversial, with many social, economic, political, and even religious implications. What often gets lost in the debate are the profound human issues at stake. This lecture is a reflection of the human struggle of undocumented immigrants from Mexico, their struggle for more dignified lives, and the search to find God in the midst of some of the most godless moments of the human journey.

Reverend Daniel S. Groody, C.S.C. is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, and an award-winning teacher, author, and film producer. He is an associate professor of theology and the director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. Drawing on years of work in Latin America, particularly along the U.S.-Mexico border, he has authored various books and articles that have been translated into six languages. He also is the executive producer of various films and documentaries, including One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist, and Dying to Live: A Migrant's Journey, both of which have received international acclaim and aired on various television stations, including PBS. Rev. Groody teaches courses on U.S. Latino spirituality, globalization, Christian spirituality, and social justice, and lectures widely in the U.S. as well as Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Directions to the McGlinn Conference Center (formerly the Bernardine Franciscan Conference Center)

From Route 422 turn onto Lancaster Avenue (222 South). Move into the left lane. At the second light (Queen City Restaurant is on the corner) turn left onto Route 10 (Morgantown Road). Travel approximately 0.7 mile to Upland Avenue. Turn right and follow Upland Avenue through three stop signs and over a small bridge. Turn left onto Saint Bernardine Street and proceed one block to stop sign. Proceed through stop sign. The entrance to the Sacred Heart Convent and the Conference Center is immediately ahead on the right.

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