The Search for Common Ground: Community & Belonging in a Polarized World

April 16, 2020 7 – 9 p.m.

Julie Hanlon Rubio joined the faculty at Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University after 19 years at St. Louis University as a professor of theological studies with a secondary appointment in women's and gender studies. Writing about Catholic social thought as it relates to sex, gender, marriage, and family, Rubio brings rich theological insight to her love of Catholic tradition as she wrestles with moral issues that directly impact the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Whether arguing with Dorothy Day or probing Pope Francis’ writings on “peace, the poor, and the environment,” she listens attentively, searching for the wisdom that will enable her to live her Christian vocation with greater authenticity.

 Rubio is the author of four books, including Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church (2016), winner of the College Theology Society's annual book award. She serves on multiple boards including Horizons - the Journal of Catholic Social Thought and the Catholic Theological Society of America. Currently, she is editing, with Jason King, a collection on love, sex, and marriage, and writing a book of her own called Catholic and Feminist: Is It Still Possible?

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The Search for Common Ground: Community & Belonging in a Polarized World


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