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March 21, 2017 | Grammars in Conflict: The Option for the Poor and the Cultural Languages of the U.S.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 6 p.m.
12th-Floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
Lowenstein Center at Lincoln Center
113 W. 60th Street, NY, NY 10023

A Latino/a Catholic Cultures in the U.S. Series Lecture

This lecture will explore how the concept of grammars in conflict might help Christians better engage with central elements of their tradition, and provide avenues for greater collaboration in the United States’ multicultural and multi-religious public landscape.

Communicating and relating values to the particular contexts in which the faithful engage with each other and the larger world is essential to the task of Christian social ethics. This daunting task is made all the more difficult when the grammar that undergirds cultural norms and meaning provide little to no referent for values in Christian social ethics.

Looking specifically at the preferential option for the poor within the context for the United States, MT Dávila, Ph.D., associate professor of Christian ethics at Andover Newtown, will explore how the concept of grammars in conflict might help Christians better engage with central elements of their tradition, and provide avenues for greater collaboration in the country’s multicultural and multi-religious public landscape.

For more information, contact The Francis & Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at 718-817-0662 or cacs@fordham.edu.

For additional information, please visit https://fordham.edu/cacs.

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