Leading Catholic Social Ethicist to Discuss Catholicism and Racial Equality

Fr. Bryan Massingale will speak about cross-racial solidarity within the Catholic Church.

Fr. Bryan MassingaleFr. Bryan Massingale, professor of theology at Fordham University, will present "The Catholic Church and the Movements for Black Lives: Can They Be Allies?" at Manhattan College on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. in room 100 of Hayden Hall.

Fr. Massingale joined the Fordham faculty after serving as an associate professor at Marquette University. He has served as president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium.

He has written more than 80 articles, book chapters, and book reviews for publications, including Theological Studies, New Theology Review, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Philosophy and Theology, Journal of Religion and Society, The National Catholic Reporter, and Catholic Peace Voice. His book, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church won a first place book award from the Catholic Press Association.

The event is open to the public and all students, faculty and staff. It is sponsored by the Religious Studies department, and co-sponsored by the Catholic Studies department, office of Campus Ministry and Social Action and the Peace Studies department.

For more information about the event, please contact Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies, at natalia.lee@manhattan.edu or (718) 862-7123.

By Pete McHugh