WOMEN AT WELL: Agents of Change, Shapers of the World
Rooted in the prophetic encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well, we will examine ways in which women continue to use the wisdom of their lived experience to tell their stories about the in-breaking of the Kin-dom of God. We will read excerpts of first-person accounts of feminist visions of a more just world, look at contemporary feminist theories and practices of justice and examine women’s contributions to movements of social change.
Resource Person: Maureen H. O’Connell, PhD, is Chair of the Department of Religion & Theology at LaSalle University, PA where she is also an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics. She received her Doctorate in Theological Ethics from Boston College. She has authored many books among them Compassion: Loving our Neighbor in an Age of Globalization (Orbis, 2009) and If These Walls Could Talk. Maureen’s current research project explores racial identity formation, racism and racial justice in Catholic Institutions of Higher Education. Her new book