Peace and Justice Coffee Talks
Join students and associates for conversation about various issues relating to peace, justice, and Catholic faith. All coffee talks will take place in the Student Lounge (lower level) at Sheil Catholic Center's Evanston campus. Coffee and snacks will be provided.
- Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m. Pope Francis on Civility: As a Church and a nation, we are polarized and divided and are even more so given the recent events in Gaza and Ukraine. Pope Francis challenges us to respond by building a “better kind of politics, one truly at the service of the common good” (Fratelli Tutti, no. 154). At the root of this is civility. Civility is a core component of dialogue whether it be in class, Bible Study, or even on the the street in the community. So what does that mean? This week in Peace and Justice Coffee Talks, we will be discussing the roots of civility such as charity, clarity, and creativity as well as how they connect to our lives as Catholics. All students and associates are welcome.
- Tuesday, November 7, 1:00 p.m. Pope Francis on Voting: Just as Pope Francis has called our world to a "better kind of politics," we are called to examine the way in which we engage in politics. Part of this is being what NETWORK, the Catholic lobby for social justice, calls being a "Pope Francis Voter." This means taking seriously the common good and not being a single-issue voter, but looking at all matters as equally sacred. So what does that mean for us? This week in Peace and Justice Coffee Talks, we will be discussing what voting for the common good looks like. All students and associates are welcome.
Questions? Contact Campus Minister Tim Higgins via email here or at 847.328.4648.