December Season of Peace Meeting

A Common Word:  Facing the Future Together


Sunday, Decembr 4, 2016

3-:00 5:00  p.m.

E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room


Join Marianne Farina, CSC, Phd,  in an exploration of communication for collaboration, including a listening exercise adapted from Tich Nath Hahn’s deep listening practices.

She will  focus on Islam and Christian projects for peace and dialogue, including an analysis of the two key statements on the ecological crisis leaders have approved.

To read the statements:

Download Muslim Leaders Statement on Climate Change (397)

DownloadLaudato Si, Pope Francis on Integral Ecology (763)

Marianne Farina, CSC, Ph.D. is a religious sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Notre Dame, Indiana. She is professor of philosophy and theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California. She is a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) and faculty member for the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU. Sister Marianne teaches courses that focus on subjects such as Social Ethics, Virtue, Sexual Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, Islamic Philosophy, Human Rights, Peacebuilding,and Interreligious Dialogue

 While in Bangladesh, Sister Marianne ministered with Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Tribal families and communities. With more than 30 years of experience in education and pastoral ministry, she has worked on a number of projects for social justice, especially promoting interreligious communication and collaboration.

Her recent writings have focused on topics such as: Virtue Theories of Thomas Aquinas and Hamid al-Ghazali; Challenges of Muslim-Christian Dialogue; Faith in Human Rights; Identity and Exclusion: Totalizing Texts in Interreligious Dialogue.

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