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Dominican University's Siena Center Presents Lecture by Alexia Kelley

8/28/2008 - 8:21 AM PST

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River Forest, IL (AUGUST 28, 2008) - Dominican University's Siena Center will open its fall series on Sustainability and the Christian Tradition with a lecture by Catholic progressive activist Alexia Kelley titled "Caring for Creation: Human Dignity and the Common Good" on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Priory Campus, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest.

The fall series is an examination of what stewardship of the earth and care of creation demands of thoughtful Christians, and how it relates to the larger struggle for social justice in the world. Kelley, a principal founder and executive director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, will connect care for creation to promoting and protecting human dignity and justice, considering how Catholic social traditions speak to ecological issues today.

Kelley, who holds a bachelor of arts in religion with honors from Haveford College and a master of theological studies from Harvard Divinity School, is the co-author of A Nation for All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good Can Save America from the Politics of Division (2008). She worked for a decade at the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the Catholic Church's national anti-poverty program, and served in diverse capacities with nongovernmental organizations committed to poverty reduction, social justice and the environment.

The Siena Center will continue its fall series with a lecture titled "Small is Not Enough: A Cultural and Political Critique of Sustainability" by Villanova University professor Eugene McCarraher, the author of Christian Critics: Religion and the Impasse in Modern American Social Thought (2000), on Thursday, October 2.

Admission for this lecture is $10. For more information on Dominican University's Siena Center, please call (708) 714-9105 or visit

Dominican University established the Siena Center to engage the critical issues of church and society in the light of faith and scholarship. The center was named for St. Catherine of Siena, a 14th century laywoman who worked for the reform of the church and justice in the world. Her passionate devotion to the central issues of church and society inspires the work of the center in its schedule of lectures, symposia, workshops, retreats, research and seminars.


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