—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—

Princeton, 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 Journey.”

groodyGroody, 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:

Monday, November 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Lecture I: “Dying to Live: A Theology of Migration”

Tuesday, November 27 at 3:00 p.m.

Lecture II: “‘One Border, One Body: Immigration and Eucharist”

Tuesday, 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.