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Dying to Live: A Theology of Migration, March 25

  • Published: February 04, 2010

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For further information, contact Dr. Christine Bochen, the William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies, at (585) 389-2728.

Dying to Live: A Theology of Migration, March 25

The William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies at Nazareth College proudly presents a talk by Daniel G. Groody, the third lecturer in the Shannon Lecture series. Groody’s lecture, Dying to Live: A Theology of Migration, takes place on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m., in the Nazareth College Shults Community Center Forum. It is free and open to the public. This year’s program, In Dialogue with Our World, features four lecturers who have heeded the call to dialogue engaging theology in conversation with other disciplines to address the urgent questions and issues facing us today. Groody’s lectures, books, and films focus on migrants and migration from his work in Latin America, particularly along the U.S.-Mexican border.

There is also a second lecture on Friday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. Groody presents A Migrant’s Journey: Stories from the Borderlands, and it is free and open to the public and takes place in the Golisano Academic Center at Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. For further information, contact Dr. Christine Bochen, the William H. Shannon Chair in Catholic Studies, at (585) 389-2728.

A scholar, film producer, and priest, Groody is assistant professor of theology and director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. His film Dying to Live: A Migrant’s Journey won national awards and aired on PBS. His most recent books include Globalization, Spirituality and Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace (2007) and Border of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit (2002). He also co-edited A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration (2008).

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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