Conscience and Freedom in a Time of Planetary Crisis
January 17, 2013, Conaton Board Room, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will explore Catholic understandings of conscience and their relevance to some of the major crises that our world faces today. Particular attention will be given to the topics of world hunger and climate change.



Dr. John SniegockiDr. John Sniegocki
Associate Professor, Theology,
Peace Studies

Dr. John Sniegocki received his B.A. in Peace and Global studies from Earlham College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from the University of Notre Dame. He also studied Central American History and Spanish at the Instituto Oscar Romero in Guatemala. Dr. Sniegocki began his career at Xavier as a Visiting Professor for the Department of Theology in 2001, became an Assistant Professor in 2004, and an Associate Professor in 2009. Dr. Sniegocki is the Director of the Peace Studies Minor here at Xavier. He is the author of Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Globalization: The Quest for Alternatives.








Dr. Arthur Dewey
Professor, Theology

Dr. Arthur Dewey is a professor of Theology in the University Scholars honors program at Xavier. Dr. Dewey began his career at Xavier in 1980. Dewey is part of the Healing Deadly Memories Program and the Jesus Seminar.








Dr. Karen Enriquez
Assistant Professor, Theology

Dr. Karen Enriquez is Assistant Professor in Comparative Theology at Xavier.  She received her Ph.D. from Boston College where she focused on the comparison of Buddhism and Christianity.  Her research interests include the comparison of spiritual practices in Buddhism and Christianity and the transformation of the self and society, the relationship of Christ and Christianity and other religious traditions, and the dialogue among religions, as well as Asian and other "third-world" theologies.








Dr. Kristine Suna-KoroDr. Kristine Suna-Koro
Assistant Professor, Theology

Dr. Kristine Suna-Koro is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Xavier University. Her research and teaching interests include historical and constructive exploration of theological method with a particular focus on postcolonial and diasporic perspectives in the context of sacramental and liturgical discourses. She also works with refugees and migrants, and is engaged in theological and ethical reflection on the issues of global migration.