Faith & Society is a new lunchtime series -- with a light lunch provided! -- designed to give Saint Martin's students of all faiths, backgrounds and viewpoints a chance to come together with faculty and staff to discuss how key social issues intersect with faith.
"Reflections on Pope Francis' First Visit to the U.S." is the topic to be discussed when the series launches Thursday, November 12, at noon in the TUB. Admission is free. Julia Chavez, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, Jeremy Newton, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, and Fr. Marion Nguyen, O.S.B., will facilitate the discussion.
Presented by the Offices of Service and Diversity and Campus Ministry, the lunchtime series will be held once or twice per semester. Following in the Benedictine traditions of hospitality and respect for others, these conversations are an opportunity to encounter different perspectives and will be followed by dialogue and exchange.
For more information, please contact John Hopkins, associate dean of students and director of diversity and service initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-486-8847.