Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar October 17

    October 8, 2019

    Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Brennan Hall, Rose Room, 509

    Ignacio Sepulveda del Rio, Humanities and Philosophy Faculty Member, Loyola Andalucia University, Seville, Spain

    Religion in the Public Sphere: a Contribution to the Common Good?

    For most of the 20th Century, religion was considered a hindrance to the development of plural and democratic societies. Many scholars, politicians, and citizens thought that religious expression should be lived and practiced in the private sphere of each individual.

    Despite many bad omens, religious expression seems to be in good health notwithstanding the fact that many religious communities and institutions are struggling to maintain their previously robust membership.

    The question I will address is: How can the practice of religion (both privately and publicly) contribute to the common good in a pluralistic democratic society?

    Contact: Alicen Morrison,, 570-941-6206
    $25 per person
    FREE to University of Scranton Staff, Students, Faculty and Schemel Forum Members

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