Louis J. Luzbetak, S.V.D. Lecture on Mission and Culture, featuring Emmanuel Katongole
STARTS: Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Monday, September 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Join us Monday, September 31, at 4 p.m. for CTU’s Louis J. Luzbetak, S.V.D. Lecture on Mission and Culture, "On Learning to Betray One's People: The Gospel and a Culture of Peace in Africa." The lecture will be delivered by Emmanuel Katongole, Associate Professor of Theology and Peace Studies at Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
Emmanuel Katongole's research interests focus on politics and violence in Africa, the theology of reconciliation, and Catholicism in the global South. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain and a diploma in theology and religious studies from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
Katongole, a Catholic priest ordained by the Archdiocese of Kampala, has served as associate professor of theology and world Christianity at Duke University, where he was the founding co-director of the Duke Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation.
He is the author of books on the Christian social imagination, the crisis of faith following the genocide in Rwanda, and Christian approaches to justice, peace, and reconciliation. His most recent book is The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa (Eerdmans, 2010).
The presentation will take place on the second floor of the Academic and Conference Center, 5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago. Complimentary parking is available in the CTU garage.