The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue

News and Upcoming Events

FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT: MOSAICS INSPIRED BY TRAGEDY: FEB. 24 - MAY 8, 2022 

Artist Susan Ribnick brought together 36 mosaic artists from around the world to create works that react and respond to the Tree of Life Congregation shooting in Pittsburgh, PA on October 27, 2018. Eleven people were killed and six were wounded in the white supremacist terrorist mass shooting, the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States. The 36 mosaics in the exhibition evoke themes ranging from anti-semitism and injustice to hope, resilience, and peace.  The exhibit will take place at the Skirball Museum of Hebrew Union College.  This event is co-sponsored by the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.  

2022 MIDWEST REGIONAL SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT: JUNE 16, 2022 

Each year, the Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit brings together hundreds of passionate leaders to share inspiring solution-oriented ideas that propel us toward a healthier, more resilient future. We are thrilled to announce that in 2022 the Summit will return to Xavier University's Cintas Center as an in-person, hybrid event on Thursday, June 16. This year’s event is co-sponsored by The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.

Our 2022 theme will explore Emergent Strategies for an Equitable, Climate Prepared Region. We are now accepting proposals for panel discussions, interactive workshops, and short talks, as well as field trips and community events for the day after the conference. Check out our sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. Award nominations are also now open for individuals and organizations that have made outstanding strides in impact, innovation and leadership. Learn more on the Midwest Sustainability Summit website!

Recent Events

WHILE NATIONS PROMISE, CITIES DELIVER ON SUSTAINABILITY: APRIL 21, 2022 

David Miller will be speaking on sustainable urban economies on April 21, 2022 at 7pm in the Health United Building on campus. Miller is a leading voice in seeking out and promoting climate change solutions.  His roles have included mayor Canada's largest city, Chair of the influential c40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, and President & CEO of World Wildlife Fund - Canada.

HEALING OUR POLITICAL DIVIDES: A CLIMATE CONVERSATION: APRIL 11, 2022

The Ethics/Religion and Society Program and th Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, in collaboration with Take it On and the Building Bridges Restorative Justice Project, warmly welcome former Congressmen Robert Inglis (R-SC) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) to campus on Monday, April 11, 2022 for a conversation "across the aisle" concerning the respective roles of social, political and economic institutions in promoting Climate Action.  5:30pm - An informal reception with food and drink 6:00pm - Main discussion followed by Q and A.  Location: Arrupe Overlook, Gallagher Student Center.  For more information please see www.xavier.edu/ers 

DR. MARY FRANCIS BERRY LECTURE: APRIL 6, 2022 

Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati presents Dr. Mary Frances Berry at Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm Street. Dr. Berry is a distinguished historian and one of the most respected activists in the caues of civil rights, gender equality, and social justice over the past four decades.  This event is cosponsored by the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.  To order tickets, click here or call 513-977-8838

BRUEGGEMAN FELLOWS PRESENTATIONS: FEB. 24, 2022

Brueggeman Fellows from 2020-21 and 2021-22 presented their research and related international travel plans to a receptive audience in Kennedy Auditorium on Feb. 24, 2022. View their presentations on YouTube

JEWS AND JESUITS PRESENTATION: "HOW HAS THE RELATIONSHIP CHANGED": FEB. 9, 2022

The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue was proud to present how the relationship between the Jesuits and Jewish community has evolved since the time of the founding of the Society of Jesus. Also, hear more about the roles Ignatius of Loyola, Cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope Francis have played. Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Grayson (Assistant Professor of Jewish History at Hebrew Union College and Xavier University) and Dr. William Madges (Professor of Theology, Xavier University). This event is a part of the year-long Ignatian Year. 

"CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE VIRTUES OF PESSIMISM": FEB. 10, 2022 

The Ethics, Religion and Society Program and the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue welcomed Dr. Roy Scranton to campus on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium. Dr. Scranton is a Professor of English and Director, Environmental Humanities Initiative at the University of Notre Dame. For more information please visit the E/RS website.

 

2021 UNION CO-OP SYMPOSIUM: NOV. 12, 2021 (VIRTUAL) | NOV. 13, 2021 (IN-PERSON)

The Brueggeman Center is proud to support the Union Co-Op Symposium. This event brought together social entrepreneurs, labor organizers, co-op workers, community development practitioners, and others with a vested interest in equitable economic development. Our 2-day gathering provided community-building opportunities and workable strategies for forming, running, and nurturing union worker cooperatives.

Click the link to register and for additional information: EVENT INFORMATION | REGISTER HERE 

THE ART OF JUSTICE: CREATIVE VISIONS FOR PEACE | NOV. 11, 2021 7:00 P.M.

The Brueggeman Center is proud to support The Art of Justice: Creative Visions for peace 2021 Annual Gathering of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center. This event featured local artists and honor local peace builders. More information may be found here: EVENT INFORMATION | PURCHASE TICKETS