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November 29, 2018:

2018 Luzbetak Lecure with Ruth PaDilla DeBorst


Issued at the outset of his pontificate, Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium (2013) called for a missionary reform of the church and indicated key directions this reform should take. In the course of the next years in hundreds of speeches and addresses, Francis further clarified his thinking on mission and on the changes needed to revitalize it: all the baptized need to be awakened to their calling, spiritually regenerated, shown the expansive and world-transforming nature of their task, and guided to avoid common counter-missionary attitudes and practices.


John Markey, OP, presents the lecture "Notes from the Road More Travelled: Doing Theology in a US Cultural Context." Fr. Markey proposes that, in the current century, U.S. theologians are faced with a mission to inculturate the Gospel and Christian Tradition in terms relatable to the cultural ethos of the United States, e.g. its unique patterns of thought, social structures, cultural narratives, and rituals. While Hispanics/Latin@s, African Americans, Asian Americans, feminists, etc.

October 7, 2014:

Dr. Emmanuel Katongole, Associate Professor of Theology and Peace Studies at Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, delivers the lecture "On Learning to Betray One's People: The Gospel and a Culture of Peace in Africa."  This was the 2014 Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Lecture on Mission and Culture. Recorded live at CTU on September 29, 2014.

October 3, 2011:

The Twelfth Annual Louis J. Luzbetak, S.V.D., Lecture on Mission and Culture

"'Without Faces': Women's Perspectives on Contextual Missiology."

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