The Nash Memorial Lecture Series was founded in 1979 by Joseph B. Gavin, SJ, PhD, to honour the first president of Campion College at the University of Regina, Fr. E. Peter W. Nash, SJ, PhD (1913-1997). The Nash Memorial Lecture series is delivered annually and invites distinguished scholars from North America and around the world. Through this series of lectures, Campion College hopes to make a significant contribution to the academic life of the university and community. The lecture is free, open to everyone and there is free parking on the campus in the evening.
39th Annual Nash Lecture:
Reconciliation in the Age of Rage
Wed., March 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
We live in an “age of rage.” Shifting social, economic, and religious paradigms seem to lead to deepening rifts and increased tribalism among persons and groups. In the midst of this, the Society of Jesus reaffirms its mission of “the service of faith and the promotion of justice” with a renewed emphasis on the need for reconciliation: reconciliation with God, with other people, and with creation. Let's reimagine the apparent tension between reconciliation and justice to find new ways of communicating and collaborating across all that divides us, so as to build communities of creativity and hope.
Father Brian Christopher, SJ is originally from St. Louis but his first assignment as a Jesuit was to work with gang-involved youth in Belize City, Belize. He co-founded a non-profit organization to provide job training and job placement to young men and women, who have dropped out of school. He currently serves as the pastor of St. Martin de Porres parish in Belize City.