About the Talk
What role do people of faith have in the face of climate change and racism?
How can a spirituality of justice help us face these issues?
Thomas Merton was an influential Catholic author, poet and Trappist monk who was engaged in the religious and social questions of his day.
Join Fr. Dan Horan, OFM, PhD who specializes in the thought of Thomas Merton, as
he guides us through the times of the author, his insights on the spirituality of justice
and his relevance to today’s pressing issues.
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About the Speaker
Daniel P. Horan, OFM, PhD is the Director of the Center for Spirituality and Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN.
A columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, he is the author of thirteen books, including Catholicity and Emerging Personhood: A Contemporary Theological Anthropology, which received the 2020 First Place Award for Theology Book from the Association of Catholic Publishers, and his latest is titled A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege. Fr. Daniel regularly lectures around the United States and abroad.
He is co-host of The Francis Effect Podcast.
About the lecture series
The Marianist Lecture (formerly the Mackey Marianist Lecture) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.
The Marianist Lecture fosters inclusive dialogue on Catholic Thought and Catholic Responsibility, gathering at the Kalaepohaku campus in a spirit of community and with a sense of place.
With this lecture, we are initiating the Mackey Award for Catholic Thought.
It is given to the presenter in honor of Fr. Robert Mackey, S.M., the first President of
Chaminade University. Fr. Mackey was an important voice in the civic and religious community of Honolulu. This lecture series seeks to continue his commitment to Catholic
Thought and Catholic Responsibility in the world.
The Mackey Award for Catholic Thought honors scholarly, community and faith leaders whose body of work advances the spirit, charism and educational mission of the Society of Mary and the Marianist Family.