The Holy Spirit Lecture & Colloquium

Monday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

The Fourteenth Annual Holy Spirit Lecture showcases the keynote lecture, "Grieving in the Upper Room: Vulnerability, Recognition, Conscience, and the Holy Spirit" by Dr. James F. Keenan, S.J., Canisius Chair, Director of the Jesuit Institute, and Vice-Provost for Global Engagement at Boston College.

Response to the keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Neomi De Anda, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and a Research Associate with the Human Rights Center at the University of Dayton.

Lecture & Response: October 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm the Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom, PowerCenter, Duquesne University. Reception to follow in the adjoining Fides Shepperson Suite. The event is free and open to the public. Registration requested by not required.

Colloquium: October 5, 2021 From 9:00 am through 3:00 pm in the Africa Room of the Union, Duquesne University. 

The colloquium features presentations and panel discussion. This is open to the faculty as well as graduate students.Colloquists

Dr. Rufus Burnett, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Fordham University

Dr. Amanda Osheim, Associate Professor of Practical Theology; Director of Breitbach Catholic Thinkers and Leaders Program, Loras Colleg

Dr. Charles Mathewes, Carolyn M. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia 

Dr. Melissa Pagán, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Mount St. Mary's University

Rev. Dr. Elochukwu Uzukwu, C.S.Sp., Professor of Theology, Rev. Pierre Shouver, C.S.Sp. Chair in Mission, Duquesne University

The Annual Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium is an expression of Duquesne's mission and charism as a University founded by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and dedicated to the Holy Spirit.

This ongoing series of lectures and colloquia encourages the exploration of ideas pertaining to the theology of the Holy Spirit within an ecumenical context and in dialogue with contemporary issues. Lectures are published and mailed out gratis, while also being available on this website.

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