Xavier University announces a new Ethics/Religion and Society Lecture Series called “Justice, Tolerance, and Diversity” which will span 2011 through 2014. It will debate the meanings of justice, tolerance and diversity as well as their interrelationships. How do different definitions of or approaches to justice affect the understandings of tolerance and diversity? How does one’s understanding of diversity affect one’s view of justice? Which differences are most significant and which must be tolerated? The latest information is at www.xavier.edu/ers/ These free lectures are held in the Schiff Conference Room in Xavier’s Cintas Center and the public is welcome.
Russell Hittinger: Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Prof. Hittinger teaches at the Center for Law and Religion in the University of Tulsa. He is a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Vatican City and he is on the editorial boards of The Review of Politics and The American Journal of Jurisprudence. He writes on the relation between law and revelation, and his publications include Paper Wars: Catholic Social Doctrine and the Modern State (forthcoming); The First Grace; Rediscovering Natural Law in a Post Christian Age (2007); A Critique of the New Natural Law Theory (1987). The title of Prof. Hittinger’s lecture is “Pope John XXXIII's Vision of Moral Order: Pacem in Terris Fifty Years Later.”
David Solomon: Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Prof. Solomon teaches at the University of Notre Dame and is the founder and director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. He has been a National Endowment of Humanities Research Fellow at Oxford University, a Milbank Research Fellow at Boston University, and a University Research Fellow at Oxford University; he has lectured at more than 100 American and European colleges and universities. He writes on ethics, and he is currently writing a monograph on the recent revival of virtue ethics and two volumes of collected materials from the annual Notre Dame Conference on Medical Ethics.