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Massingale Speaks on Religious Faith and Social Injustice, Nov. 14 & 15

  • Published: November 05, 2013

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Massingale Speaks on Religious Faith and Social Injustice, Nov. 14 & 15

Moral theologian, professor, and priest Bryan N. Massingale will be presenting The Ambiguity of Faith: How Religion Both Makes and Unmakes Prejudice, on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Forum of the Otto A. Shults Community Center. Massingale will also present a second lecture, The Dark Night(s) of Malcolm X: An African American Reading of Catholic Social Spirituality, on Friday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the Linehan Chapel of the Golisano Academic Center. These lectures are sponsored by the William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies at Nazareth College. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618. For further information, contact Christine M. Bochen at (585) 389-2728 or at cbochen4@naz.edu. 

Bryan N. Massingale is a Marquette University professor in Milwaukee, Wis. and a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Faith in terms of an instrument of social injustice and a catalyst for social transformation is the forefront of Massingale’s avocation. Through his work, Massingale explores Catholic social thought, African-American religious ethics, and liberation theologies. His explorations address meaningful concerns such as racial reconciliation, environmental justice to terrorism, sexual ethics, and peacemaking. 

In 2010, Massingale published Racial Justice and the Catholic Church (Orbis Books, 2010) and received a First Place Book Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United Sates. He also serves on multiple editorial boards and as a consultant to groups, including U.S. Catholic Bishops, the National Catholic AIDS Network, and Catholic Charities USA. Prior to his recent works, Massingale is the former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and past convenor of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.  

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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