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Tolton Lecture/Perseverance in the Parish: An Examination of Religious Attitudes Through A Black Catholic Lens


STARTS: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:30 PM

5416 S. Cornell Ave. Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
Room 210 B and C

Join us for the Augustus Tolton Lecture: Perseverance in the Parish: An Examination of Religious Attitudes Through A Black Catholic Lens. Presenters: Darren Davis, PhD, and Donald Pope-Davis, PhD.

Perseverence, endurance and resolve are common themes in depictions of the Black Catholic experience. And yet many face racial intolerance and ambivalence in the Church, struggling nevertheless to maintain a Catholic identity. Why do Black Catholics remain in the Church? Why do Black Catholics remain intensely more attached to their Catholic identity than most others? This lecture seeks to answer these questions, and explores the extent to which Black Catholics perceive aspects of racial intolerance within their parish and what that means for religious engagement.

Darren Davis, PhD, is Associate Vice President for Research and Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Davis is nationally recognized for his research in public opinion and political behavior, racial attitudes and political tolerance, the support for democratic values, subtle racism and political psychology. His research has appeared in The American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Behavior, and other prestigious journals.

Donald B. Pope-Davis, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at DePaul University. Dr. Pope-Davis’ work has focused in the areas of cultural competences, cultural and racial identity development, and multicultural counseling and education. He co-authored the books Multicultural Counseling Competencies: Assessment, Education and Supervision; The Intersections of Race, Class and Gender in Multicultural Counseling; and the Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology, as well as numerous journals.

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