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Timothy Radcliffe, OP

"How Does God Dwell in Our Love of Each Other"

Monday, September 29, 2014

Camino Hall, Shiley Theatre

7:00 pm

Cost: $10

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Center for Christian Spirituality, Religious of the Sacred Heart Lecture


Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Fall 2014 Switgall Lecture

Timothy Radcliffe, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Dominican order is an itinerant preacher and lecturer based at Blackfriars, Oxford.

He was former master of the worldwide Dominican order and professor at Oxford University and has also been active in the peace movement, ministry to people with AIDS, and advocacy for human rights. He spends most of his year giving retreats, lectures and conference keynote addresses in the UK and overseas. All over the world, he is well known for his approachable language, depth of thinking, and strong sense of humor. His writings and lectures stretch minds and warm hearts as he offers guidance and encouragement along the journey of orienting one’s life toward God. He is a gifted presenter and his words have inspired people in hundreds of countries.

Through the lens of the Catholic faith, Fr. Radcliffe explains how Christianity is an invitation to a particular freedom and happiness - the happiness that is God being God. All Christians claim that God is love. We know that our love of each other is human, but we can undervalue how it is also a sharing in the life of God. Along with Pope Francis, Fr. Radcliffe resists the culture of individualism and assures us that by stretching ourselves open to love others, we share in the life and love that is God. He will offer practical insight and wisdom into becoming more alive by discovering how to love well.

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Contact Sandee Gutierrez in the Center for Christian Spirituality at or (619) 260-4784.

Sewers and Social Justice: An Interdisciplinary Conversation on The Ghost Map

The Ghost MapMonday, November 4, 2013

11:15am- 12:15pm

Salomon Hall

*This event is free and open to the public. Please click here to RSVP.

In collaboration with the Center for Educational Excellence.

Have you ever wondered where your tap water comes from? Ever wondered how the City of San Diego provides clean water for citizens? Join us as we learn about the water purification process and discuss contemporary ethical issues related to clean water. After a presentation by a representative of the San Diego Public Utilities Speakers Bureau, three respondents from different disciplines will discuss the implications of this work, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of Steven Johnson’s book as well as new challenges of the water crisis in our world today. We encourage all who are reading The Ghost Map to attend! There will be plenty of time for questions and comments and we’d like to hear from you.

With a presentation from a representative of the San Diego Public Utilities Speakers Bureau and USD faculty panel including:

Mary Sue Lowery, PhD, Biology

Emily Reimer-Barry , PhD, Theology and Religious Studies

Annette Taylor, PhD, Psychological Sciences

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