Panel Discussion at Gannon University Examines Pope Francis' Revolution
Posted: April 12, 2016
In his 2013 encyclical, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis
called for "a revolution of tenderness." He asked that each
individual and community work to create a more just and caring
world in which each person, especially those most vulnerable and
marginalized, become full and equal members of society.
How his request might be carried out is the subject of a panel
discussion on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in the Stubler Room on
the second floor of Gannon University's Waldron Campus Center, 124
W. Seventh St.
Entitled How To Bring Pope Francis' Revolution Into Our
Classrooms, Churches and Communities, the free, public discussion
is co-organized by the Gannon University departments of theology,
philosophy, criminal justice and social work.
The panel will be comprised of Laura Goble, director of Gannon
University's Center for Social Concerns; Aaron Kerr, Ph.D.,
assistant professor of philosophy; James Menkhaus, Ph.D., assistant
professor of theology; Arlene Montevecchio, a doctoral student and
Jennifer Wortman, Coordinator of youth and adult faith formation,
Saint Joseph Church, Warren, Pennsylvania. The panel will be
moderated by Catherine Datte, director of Gannon's Center for
Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
The event is the fifth in Gannon University's Globalization
Speaker Series, the theme of which is Reaction, Reform
In A Globalized World. The series is an initiative of
Gannon University's Cooney-Jackman Endowed Professorships
The Cooney-Jackman Endowed Professorship was created in 2011 to
provide the recipients with the necessary time and resources to
move their significant research forward, while also benefitting
students, instruction, and the national reputation of Gannon
University as a premier institution of higher education.
Complementary refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Reservations are appreciated and may be made to Cooney-Jackman
Endowed Professor Chris Magno, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org.