The Jesuit Lecture Series is a new annual event, hosted by the Jesuit Centre for Catholic Studies at Campion College. Drawing on the expertise of scholars chosen by the Jesuit Fathers of Saskatchewan, the lecture explores major issues in contemporary Catholic thought that appeal to a diverse local audience.
The lecture is free, open to everyone, and easily accessible from the public parking lots on campus.
Resisting Throwaway Culture: How a consistent life ethic can unite a fractured people
DATE: Wed, Oct. 16, 2019
WHO:Dr. Charles Camosy Associate Professor, Theological and Social Ethics Fordham University
ABOUT THE LECTURE:
Based on his book of the same name, Dr. Camosy reflects on this time of realignment when we have been given a unique moment to put aside the frothy, angsty political debates and think harder about our deepest values. This lecture will be an opportunity to dialogue about what kinds of values should serve as the foundation for a new political culture.
ABOUT DR. CAMOSY:
A theme running throughout Dr. Camosy’s work is the fostering of intellectual solidarity between political and ethical approaches which find conversation difficult. A Roman Catholic anthropology which refuses to choose to between individually- and communally-construed understandings of personal dignity is particularly important in this regard. He is thrilled to be a part of the international working group Contending Modernities which is spending four years exploring how Catholicism, Islam and Secular Liberalism can productively interact in the public sphere with regard to difficult ethical issues related to science and bioethics.