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PTN Event: The Catholic Worker and Political Theology

Catholic Re-Visions will host a zoom conversation between the authors of the recent Catholic Worker Symposium. Register here.

After the publication of the Catholic Worker Symposium on the blog Catholic Re-Visions, the authors will meet to discuss their essays, the Catholic Worker Movement, and political theology broadly. The meeting on zoom will take place on March 18, 2022 at 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Please register in advance for the event here.

Panelists include:

Brenna Cussen Anglada is a co-founder of Saint Isidore Catholic Worker Farm, located in Southwest Wisconsin, home of the Ho Chunk and Meskwaki. There she lives with her spouse and community, attempting to live justly on the land.

Lincoln Rice has been a member of the Casa Maria Catholic Worker in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 1998. He earned his Ph.D. in moral theology from Marquette University in 2013 and has published two books. Healing the Racial Divide (2014) challenges the manner in which racial justice has been traditionally addressed in Catholic theology by examining the insights of Dr. Arthur Falls, the African-American physician who founded the first Catholic Worker in Chicago. The Forgotten Radical Peter Maurin (2020) was edited by Dr. Rice and contains essays by Catholic Worker co-founder Peter Maurin.

Henrietta Cullinan is peace activist, teacher and writer. She has been part of the London Catholic Worker since 2005, volunteering and joining direct action campaigns on migrant rights and resistance to nuclear weapons and the arms trade. As a peace activist, she has been able to visit Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as spend time in the Catholic Worker house for refugees in Calais.

Jack Downey is John Henry Newman Professor in Roman Catholic Studies at the University of Rochester and author of The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985. He has been a direct action trainer with the Ruckus Society for over a decade.

The conversation will be moderated by Jacques Linder. He is one of the co-conveners of Catholic Re-Visions, and is a doctoral student in Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University, where he focuses his studies on political theology, theologies of liberation, theories of race and class, and social movement organizing tactics. His work traces the theological and political conversations surrounding the creation, use, proliferation, and disposal of nuclear weapons and nuclear waste.

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