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11th Annual Mary of Magdala Celebration

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Women’s Religio-Political Witness for Love and Justice

Registration for this event will open beginning May 1, 2019

Friday, July 19, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

St. Ignatius Church and Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus

Rosemary P. Carbine, associate professor of religious studies, Whittier College

This celebration of the feast of St. Mary Magdalene begins with Mass and lunch, followed by a lecture.  In her presentation, Dr. Carbine offers critical and constructive theological reflection on the theological claims and political praxis of emerging U.S. social justice movements that exemplify a praxis of worldmaking, of imagining and incarnating the world otherwise than rising gender and sexual violence, xenophobic hate crimes, and white nationalist movements. More specifically, this lecture engages feminist and womanist theory and theology to elaborate on love as a theo-political ethic of justice based on the Revolutionary Love Project and its trifold notion of love as seeing no strangers, tending personal and socio-political wounds, and birthing a new future. Pointing out unexpected key parallels with Mary Magdalene, this talk explores her witness as one theological model for women’s ways of doing public/political theology today, that is, of generating alternative possible futures of love and justice.  Early registration recommended.  Free of charge, includes lunch.

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry