Dinner & Panel on St Oscar Romero and Liberation Theology
Tue, November 6th, 2018
5:15 pm - 8:30 pm
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Come join the Chaplain’s Office and Williams Catholic as we discuss the life and recent canonization of St Oscar Romero. As Archbishop of San Salvador in the 1970s, Oscar Romero placed social justice, advocacy for the poor, and resistance against an oppressive governing body at the crux of his religious life. His recent canonization by the Catholic Church therefore invites a discussion on what role social justice should play in one’s faith, and vice-versa, across national, ethnic, and religious lines. We will also consider how his life and death was felt in the political context of El Salvador, by Latinx diaspora communities, and by other religious groups, both at the time and in the current day.
A mass will be offered at 5:15 in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament (located in the basement of Thompson Memorial Chapel), which all are invited to attend. At 6:00 dinner will be served in the faculty house, and at 7:00 the panel will begin.