Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: John P. Raynor, S.J., Library
Beaumier Conference Center
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.
“The Migrants: Illegals or God’s Ambassadors?” is the topic of the annual Wade Lecture by Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J., at Marquette University March 10. The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in the Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Conference Center, 1355 W. Wisconsin Avenue. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Brackley has taught at the University of Central America in El Salvador for the past 19 years. He volunteered to teach at the university after six Jesuit priests, along with their housekeeper and her daughter, were murdered at the school in 1989. Before teaching in El Salvador, Brackley taught theology and ethics at Fordham University and worked in social ministry on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and in the South Bronx. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1964 and was ordained a priest in 1976.
As the spring 2010 Wade Chair, Brackley is teaching a course in the Department of Theology entitled “Christian Faith in Cultural Context.” He has been widely published, and his works include The Call to Discernment in Troubled Times: New Perspectives on the Transformative Wisdom of Ignatius Loyola and Divine Revolution: Salvation and Liberation in Catholic Thought.
The Wade Chair was established to honor the Rev. Francis C. Wade, S.J., a member of the Marquette Jesuit community and Department of Philosophy for more than 40 years. As a well-published, student-oriented scholar, he supported other faculty members and guided the Department of Philosophy to a position of scholastic renown and received the university’s Père Marquette Award for Teaching Excellence in 1970. In 1988, the university received a gift from the Marquette Jesuit Community endowing a chair named in his honor in recognition of his contribution to both the university and the Jesuit community.
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