“Dying to Live: Theological Perspectives on Undocumented Migration”


2014 Hesburgh Lecture

“Dying to Live: Theological Perspectives on Undocumented Migration”
— with speaker Rev. Daniel Groody

March 26, 7 p.m.
McGlinn Conference Center

Each spring, Alvernia hosts a Hesburgh Lecture that both embodies the university’s core values and brings attention to topics that are relevant to today’s local and global communities.

Drawing on years of work in Latin America, particularly along the U.S- Mexico border, Daniel Groody, CSC, Ph.D., has authored various books and articles that have been translated into six languages, including “Border of Death,” “Valley of Life: An Im- migrant Journey of Heart and Spirit, and Globalization, Spirituality,” and “Justice: Navigating the Path to Peace.” As a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, and an award- winning teacher, author, and film producer, Groody has worked with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the World Council of Churches, and the Vatican on issues of theology, globalization, and immigration. He is an associate professor of theology and the director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.

Since 1986, the Hesburgh Lecture Series has brought a taste of Notre Dame’s academic excellence to Alvernia’s campus courtesy of the Notre Dame Club of Reading, which supports the event. The lectures perpetuate the example of President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh as a lifelong learner, and further the Alumni Association mission by providing meaningful opportunities to Notre Dame alumni, parents, and friends.

Hesburgh lectures are presented by Notre Dame faculty members on topics related to art/architecture, business, communications, contemporary social issues, economics, environment, ethics, government, history, law, social concerns, and many more. Annually, almost 5,000 alumni, parents, and friends attend a Hesburgh Lecture.

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