Kristin Heyer to Discuss Civic Kinship at Annual Aquinas Lecture

On April 6, Heyer will discuss topics surrounding migration and political justice within the frame of Catholicism.

Kristin HeyerKristin Heyer, Ph.D., professor of theology at Boston College, will deliver the annual Aquinas Lecture at Manhattan College on Thursday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. The event will be held on the fifth floor of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons.

Heyer’s talk is titled Civic Kinship: Migration, Political Justice, and the Common Good. Heyer will examine immigration in the context of fundamental Catholic beliefs, and as part of the current national and international discussion surrounding migration and borders.

Heyer has authored Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration and Prophetic and Public: the Social Witness of U.S. Catholicism, which won the College Theology Society’s “Best Book Award.” Her articles have appeared in Theological Studies, America, The Journal of Catholic Social Thought, The Journal of Peace and Justice Studies, and Political Theology. Heyer also is a member of the board of Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, and she is an editor for Georgetown University Press’ Moral Tradition series.

A part of the College’s Mission Month, the Aquinas Lecture is held yearly in honor of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a Catholic philosopher and theologian. In the past, the event has covered an array of liberal arts issues, including religious studies, politics and philosophy.

The event is free of charge and open to all students, faculty, and the general public. The School of Liberal Arts, Office of Mission, Catholic Studies, and Peace Studies sponsor the event.

For more information, please contact Kevin Ahern, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, at or at (718) 862-3865.