Jesuit Scholar to Discuss Faith, Social Justice at Susquehanna University
Published on January 10, 2011
SELINSGROVE—Dean Brackley, a Jesuit priest and professor of theology and ethics at the Universidad Centroamericana in San Salvador, El Salvador, will discuss “Sustaining the Commitment to Social Justice” Jan. 19 at Susquehanna University. The free public talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall, in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.
Brackley writes and speaks passionately about the role of faith in addressing social challenges in El Salvador and the global community. Having succeeded one of six Salvadoran Jesuits who were assassinated by the Salvadoran military in 1989, he continues to uphold the memory of their lives through his pastoral work and teaching.
Brackley’s talk is this year’s Alice Pope Shade lecture at Susquehanna. Sponsored annually by the university’s Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Office of the Chaplain, the Alice Pope Shade lecture spotlights nationally and internationally renowned religious scholars and leaders who explore the role religion plays in various aspects of public life—civic, social, spiritual, political, moral and environmental—and in the formation of individual character. The lectures are made possible by the Alice Pope Shade Fund, established in 1983.
Karen M. Jones