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Cushing Lecture To Feature Boston College Professor

The seventh annual Cushing Distinguished Lecture in Religious Studies presents the 2014 George Pickering Memorial Lecture in Ethics. The talk will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 7:30 p.m.- 10 p.m. in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus. The event will feature "Catholic women and gender equality: Models of renewal since Vatican II," by Lisa Sowle Cahill, the J. Donald Monan Professor of Theology at Boston College. 

Cahill received her B.A. from the Santa Clara University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School. She has taught at Boston College since 1976, and has been a visiting professor at Georgetown and Yale Universities. She served as president of Catholic Theological Society of America from 1992-93 and the Society of Christian Ethics from 1997-98. In 2008, Cahill was awarded the John Courtney Murray Award by the Catholic Theological Society of America and had worked with presidential candidate Barack Obama’s National Catholic Advisory Committee.

She has been the J. Donald Monan Professor and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1996 and has published and edited numerous books, journal articles, and book chapters. Her most recent publications include Global Justice, Christology and Christian Ethics (2013), Sexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church: Crisis and Renewal (edited with John Garvey and T. Frank Kennedy, 2006), and Theological Bioethics: Participation, Justice, and Change (2005).

Release date: March 13, 2014

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