The Holy Spirit and the Challenge of Difference
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom
Power Center, Duquesne University
Dr. M. Shawn Copeland
Professor of Systematic Theology
Department of Theology, Boston College
Her topic was "The Holy Spirit and the Challenge of Difference."
Reckless, aggressive or hostile encounters can disrupt society's ability to realize community on a global scale. Duquesne University's 12th annual Holy Spirit Lecture considered the subtle capacity of the spirit to lead individuals to new discoveries and unexpected experiences of grace, justice and wisdom.
Copeland is recognized as one of the most important influences in North America in drawing attention to the issues surrounding African-American Catholics. A former convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, she is the recipient of six honorary degrees, the Seton Medal and the Congar Award for excellence in theology.