Monday September 11, 2017

Difficult Conversations: Beyond the Abortion Wars

Join the cross-campus collaborative effort to begin having difficult dialogue at the intersection of faith and culture.

In August, President Spina released a values-based statement about the University of Dayton’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. In it, we are all called to, “…embrace multiple perspectives and look at the world through the eyes of people who are different from us to grow in our own knowledge, empathy — and humanity.” 

As we continue to develop and grow in our own knowledge and understanding of issues affecting our world, polarizing political ideologies can distract from meaningful, productive dialogue. In order to move forward, we must have these challenging conversations with one another about topics that make us uncomfortable.

Abortion is one of these divisive topics. No matter what view one has on abortion, dialogue needs to happen in order to develop a more just and inclusive society and world. A cross-campus collaboration to begin the conversation on abortion has culminated in bringing Dr. Charles C. Camosy to campus. 

Dr. Camosy, associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University, will discuss his book "Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation." As a Roman Catholic moral theologian, he is committed to fostering intellectual solidarity between political and ethical approaches.

As President Spina reminds us, “We are builders of community — across and through all differences.” Join us as we begin this difficult dialogue with Dr. Camosy at the intersection of faith and culture at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Sears Recital Hall. 

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