Religion, the environment and “Obamacare” are all topics of discussion in Iona College’s Faithful Citizenship Project, which also includes poetry performances.
The lectures are open to the public. If you’re interested in one, just show up. Each event listed below notes the auditorium or lecture hall where it will take place. The college, at 715 North Ave. is preparing a site on its home page that will give more information on how to find each event. Check Iona’s site soon for that. Meanwhile, here’s the schedule for the 2012-13 series:
Wednesday/Thursday, September 12-13
Poet-in-Residence Drew Dellinger in three Spoken Word Performances
Sponsored by the Iona Council for the Arts
“A Cosmology of Justice: Dr. King and Thomas Berry as Guides into the Future”
7:00 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 12, Arrigoni Center.
Co-sponsored by the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue
and the Iona Spirituality Institute
“Radical Imagination Coffee House: Creativity and Transformation”
9:30 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the End Zone, LaPenta Student Union.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Student Development, Department of Political Science,
Center for Campus Ministries, Gaels Activities Board, Student Government Association, and Democracy Matters
<tt><strong>“Planetary Citizenship: Connecting Ecology, Social Justice, and Cosmology”</strong></tt>
<tt>11:00 am, Thursday, Sept. 13 in Doorley Auditorium</tt>
<tt> Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and Iona Mission Integration.</tt>
Thursday, September 27
“Obamacare”: Do We Launch the Life Rafts or Break Out the Water Skis?”’
What policies create more justice for the middle class and the poor? Explore the moral impact of
economic choices facing American voters with Hagan faculty members Dr. Vincent Maher
(Health Care Management), Dr. J.L. Yranski Nasuti (Legal Studies) and Dr. Katherine Kinkela
(Accounting). Discussion immediately followed by free lunch.
11:00 am-11:52 am, Hegarty Room, Hynes Athletic Center
“Faith in the Public Square: Jewish and Catholic Perspectives during a Presidential Election”
Panel is part of the “Shared Roots, Divergent Paths Series.”
Co-sponsored by the Rudin-Driscoll Professorship and The American Jewish Committee.
7:30pm, Thomas J. Burke Spellman Lounge
Thursday, October 4
“Sustainability Roundtable: The Environment in the Political Discourse of the Presidential Campaign”
As faithful citizens it is a moral responsibility of all of us to care for our shared home, what we inadequately describe as “the environment.” Dialogue partners will examine what factors account for the lamentable absence of environmental issues in the political discourse of the 2012 presidential campaign. Participants include Dr. Fredrica Rudell (Professor of Marketing and Chair of Iona Environmental Concerns Committee), Dr. Kevin Cawley, CFC, Director of the Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona, and Dr. Daniel Martin, Convener of the Berry Forum and Director of The Art of Working With Life.
Coffee and Italian desserts will be served in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron of the environment.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona, & IC-Green
7:00 pm, Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
Monday, October 29
Justice, Faith, and Citizenship 2012
David Gibson, Correspondent for the Religion News Service, Contributor to Commonweal Magazine, and Author
One week before Election Day, journalist David Gibson looks back at the hard-fought Presidential campaign. Throughout the race, Gibson has reported and blogged on the economy, immigration, healthcare, unions, and American foreign policy. He will share his insights into the impact of Social Media, the rise of the Super-Pacs, and the influence of secular and spiritual beliefs on American voters.
A Week of the Peacemaker Event.
6:30-7:30pm, Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
Tuesday, October 30
Social Media and the Egyptian Revolution
Waleed Nasser, Online Community Manger, Soliya Connect Program.
Mr. Nasser will speak about the role of Social Media in the Egyptian uprising, the importance of promoting cross-cultural understanding, and the role technology plays in that process.
A Week of the Peacemaker Event sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Campus Ministries.
7:00pm, Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
Tuesday , November 6
Election 2012—Election Eve Viewing Party
7:00pm, End Zone, LaPenta Student Union
March 29 “We the People: The Road to Election 2012”
Dr. Caitlin Greatrex, Economics, on the Economy
Dr. Ann Heekin, Religious Studies, on Immigration
Dr. Tricia Mulligan, Political Science & International Studies,
on Foreign Policy
Moderator: Dr. Paul O’Connell, Criminal Justice
April 17 “Your Voice, Your Vote: Election 2012”
Student-Led Discussion sponsored by Democracy Matters Club
April 23 “Faith, Values, and the Public Square”
Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins
Senior Pastor, Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, Washington, DC
Director of Faith Outreach, Democratic Party