October 6, 2016
Speaker: Rev. Simon C. Kim
Why is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops planning to release a pastoral letter on racism in 2018, nearly 40 years after their last statement? Will this statement help us navigate the recent struggles dividing our communities? This talk will examine the Catholic Church’s response to racism since Vatican II and how changing attitudes will help or hinder the outlook of race relations not only in this country but throughout the world.
~ About the Speaker ~
A Korean-American scholar, Fr. Simon C. Kim is an assistant professor in theology and coordinator for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition at the University of Holy Cross (New Orleans). As a theologian of culture, he strives to make faith generationally and culturally relevant, drawing on his own experience of church and identity. He is a CWCIT visiting research fellow for the fall of 2016 and the author of several books, including "A World Church in Our Backyard" and "An Immigration of Theology."