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Reclaiming Our Humanity: What's at Stake in Today's World

  • Conaton Board Room- Schmidt Hall Xavier University (map)

“The measure of our spirituality is our tenderness.” (Jean Vanier)  But what does tenderness mean in a world of inequality, injustice, and violence?  What can we learn about “acting justly, loving tenderly and walking humbly with our God” from key figures like Francis and Clare of Assisi?  And how will we today live out a Christian commitment to compassion that requires communal accountability to human dignity? 

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

ISSJ Author Conversation with Gillian Ahlgren

Thursday February 23, 2017 at 7:00pm

Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall, Xavier University


Gillian Ahlgren is Professor of Theology and Founding Director of the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice at Xavier University, Cincinnati. She is the author of six books, most recently The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity (Fortress Press). A church historian with decades of experience teaching theology, Dr. Ahlgren focuses on articulating theological principles and spiritual practices that support personal and communal transformation.

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