Ignatian Peacemaking Lecture

This lecture series will launch during the 2014-15 academic year. More details will follow.

Past Ignatian Peacemaking Lecturers

2014-15: Dr. Thomas M. Kelly

A Faith that Does Justice: Rutilio Grande, S.J. and the Church of El Salvador -- Lessons for Today

Thomas M. Kelly, Ph.D. is a Professor of Systematic Theology at Creighton University and author of "When the Gospel Grows Feet: Rutilio Grande, S.J., and the Church of El Salvador; An Ecclesiology in Context." He also serves as the Immersion Coordinator of the Ignatian Colleagues Program and has lived and taught courses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Rutilio Grande, S.J. was a pioneering model of post-Vatican II servant leadership in the Catholic Church. Rutilio helped communities in El Salvador transform themselves through a commitment to work for the Kingdom of God.

Dr. Kelly's presentation focused on how Rutilio's ministry emphasized that the Christian way does not use or promote violence. This stance ultimately cost him his life and inspired an Archbishop as well as fellow Jesuits to be radical exemplars of self-sacrificial love.

This event was co-sponsored by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, Campus Ministry, Office of International Education, Ignatian Associates, and Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Fund.