—Daniel G. Groody, associate professor of theology at the
University of Notre Dame, will deliver a lecture series titled “Dying to Live:
Migration, Theology, and the Human Journey” November 26 and 27—
NJ, November 13, 2012–Post-election 2012, at a time when issues of
immigration and globalization are at the center of the national debate, Daniel
G. Groody, associate professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, and
the director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the Institute
for Latino Studies at Notre Dame, will address a faith perspective on these
issues in Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Students’ Lectureship on
Missions. The lectures will be held on Monday, November 26 and Tuesday,
November 27 on the topic “Dying to Live: Migration, Theology, and the Human
Groody, a Roman Catholic priest, holds
a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, M.Div. and S.T.L. degrees from the
Jesuit School of Theology, and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union.
As director of the Center for Latino
Spirituality and Culture, Groody teaches, writes, and lectures on U.S. Latino
spirituality, globalization, and the relationship of Christian spirituality to
social justice. He has written various books and articles, which have been
translated into five languages, including Border
of Death, Valley of Life: An Immigrant Journey of Heart and Spirit, and Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice:
Navigating the Path to Peace. He is also editor of The Option for the Poor in Christian Theology, and coeditor of A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey:
Theological Perspectives on Migration. He has produced of documentary films
including One Border, One Body:
Immigration and the Eucharist and Dying
to Live: A Migrant’s Journey.
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 teaches courses on U.S. Latino globalization, Christian
spirituality, and social justice, and lectures widely in the United States as
well as Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
The lecture schedule is as follows:
26 at 7:00 p.m.
Lecture I: “Dying to
Live: A Theology of Migration”
November 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Lecture II: “‘One
Border, One Body: Immigration and Eucharist”
November 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Lecture III: “A God
of Life, A Civilization of Love: Christian Faith and Social Justice”
All lectures will be held in the Main
Lounge of the Mackay Campus Center and are open to the public free of charge.
For more information, contact the Communications/Publications Office at
609.497.7760 or visit www.ptsem.edu.
Princeton Seminary was established in
1812 by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church as a post-graduate
professional school of theology. Currently celebrating its Bicentennial,
Princeton is the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with 500
students in six graduate degree programs.