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Notre Dame Professor Fr. Daniel Groody Discusses Theology, Migration Nov. 2

SPOKANE, Wash. –  Father Daniel Groody, associate professor of theology and global affairs at Notre Dame University, will discuss “Passing Over: Migration, Theology and the Eucharist” at Gonzaga University’s Flannery Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to all.

The lecture is centered on the question: What does it mean to be witness to the body of Christ amid divisive and polarizing rhetoric around migrants and refugees today? The lecture will explore the integral connection between what happens inside and outside of churches by examining the relationship between those who cross borders today and the One who crossed over into our world in the incarnation. Other topics include arguments around migration today, key challenges that the global family faces and ways of looking at migration from a theological perspective.

Fr. Groody, a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross, earned a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame and doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Union. He is an award-winning teacher, author and film producer whose books and articles have been translated into five languages. Fr. Groody also serves as the director of the Global Leadership Program at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute, and has worked with the U.S. Congress, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, and the Vatican on issues of theology, globalization and immigration. In 2007-2008, he was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University’s Refugee Center.

The endowed Flannery Chair of Roman Catholic Theology is made possible through a gift of the late Maud and Milo Flannery of Spokane to further the excellence of theological study and teaching at Gonzaga. Twice a year, Gonzaga invites an outstanding theologian to deliver the Flannery Lecture.

For more information, please contact the Gonzaga religious studies department at (509) 313-6782.

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