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“My Involvement in the Struggle for Justice and Peace” - Joe Mulligan, S.J.

Description: Fr. Mulligan is a Jesuit from our Province who has lived in Nicaragua since 1986. He describes his own spirituality as Liberation theology, combined with the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola (who focused on liberation from “inordinate attachments”). In this talk he'll describe how he understands the Cross as torture and execution of social prophets. Fr. Mulligan will describe the process by which he became involved in nonviolent civil disobedience for justice and peace. Early nonviolent actions of his were related to the war in Vietnam, but later actions were related to injustices in Latin America. He’ll talk about the disappearance of Fr. Jim “Guadalupe” Carney in Honduras in 1983, and the personal witnesses he engaged in to draw attention to the unresolved case of what had happened to Fr. Carney (this involves sit-ins at the U.S. Embassy, a fast, and other acts of civil disobedience). He’ll share his general reflections on active nonviolence. See a previous CLASA talk of Fr. Joe Mulligan on the UCA Jesuit Martyrs at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWhS3weuvfQ

We’ll close our evening together with a celebration of the Oct. 14 canonization of Oscar Romero
Location: Briggs 317
Contact: Gail Presbey
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time: 6:45pm-9:00pm EDT
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: University_Services
Updated: Friday, September 21, 2018 3:57pm GMT