Evening lecture series will explore the
spiritual journey of nonviolence, peace and justice
June 14, 2005
Lacey, Wash. – A series of free evening lectures for
the public is scheduled as part of the 23rd annual Saint Martin’s
College Spiritual Life Institute, June 20-24 on the college campus.
Institute faculty members will deliver public lectures at 7:30 p.m. at
the college’s Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. There
is no charge and no reservations are required.
The institute is an ecumenical theology program
designed to focus on spirituality for today’s world. Each year,
well-known theologians for social justice and peacemaking share their
thoughts and experiences to inspire awareness and deepen the spiritual
journey of participants.
This year’s institute is entitled “The Living
Transforming Truth: The Spiritual Journey of Nonviolence, Peace and
Justice Today.” It is being led by long-time social activists Jim and
Shelley Douglass, founders of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent
Action in Poulsbo, Wash. Shelley Douglass also is founder of Mary’s
House Catholic Worker, which provides hospitality to homeless families.
Jim Douglass has taught theology at the University of Notre Dame, and
served as an advisor on questions of nuclear war and conscientious
objection to Catholic bishops at the second Vatican Council.
The institute’s public lecture schedule is as
June 21: “JFK, Thomas Merton and the
Unspeakable,” by Jim Douglass.
June 22: “What is Truth? Choices in John’s
Gospel and Today,” by Shelley Douglass.
June 23: “Conversation Partners: Creatively
and Critically Engaging the Vision of Shelley and Jim Douglass from the
Perspective of Various Disciplines,” presented by members of the Saint
Martin’s College faculty.
For more information about the institute or the lectures, please
contact 360-438-4564, email@example.com, or visit the college’s website
For more information:
Institute assistant director
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