Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

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Women in Catholic Education since Vatican II

Sisters at Vatican II, Rome Monika Hellwig, former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America

Mary Hotz in USD classroom

The Frances G Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, the Center for Educational Excellence and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity are teaming up for a very special event:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Degheri Alumni Center Board Room (DAC-120)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is free but an RSVP is required - due to popular demand, registration is closed.

The past 50 years have seen an amazing amount of change in our societies. Fifty years ago this month one of the most significant events in the entire history of the Catholic began with the opening of Vatican II, a general council of the entire church. The event coincided with a growing momentum to recognize and enhance the role and contributions of women across society. The "women’s movement" as it became known, also, eventually, made a deep impression on the council and subsequently on the church and Catholic-linked institutions – especially in education.

Join us for an interactive discussion with a world-renowned theologian, whose hugely successful career has epitomized the joys and hopes as well as, no doubt, the griefs and anguishes of women working in Catholic education in recent times. Fall 2012 Burke Lecturer at UCSD, Ursula King, will share reflections on her personal experience and perspectives on how women have impacted and in turn been impacted by Catholic education since Vatican II. The reflections will look back and, especially, look forward to the future. Be a part of the round table discussion including faculty from various disciplines reflecting on personal experiences, career development and future opportunities.

Ursula KingUrsula King, PhD, is Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies at University of Bristol, a vice president of the World Congress of Faiths, and professorial research associate at Centre for Gender and Religions Research, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Ursula King is a world expert in feminism and gender studies. She has worked and published extensively in the area of gender and religion including acting as a consultant for the content on gender and religion (covering 20 different religious traditions and for the composite entry “Gender and Religion”) in the revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Religion (2005).

**We regret to inform CCTC’s supporters that Tina Beattie will no longer be presenting at this event as her visit has been cancelled by USD President Mary Lyons, a decision which did not involve anyone working with the CCTC.