16th Annual Commonweal Lecture | Paul Lakeland

Date: 04-19-2023

Time: 07:30 PM

Location: Dolan School of Business Event Hall

Please join us TONIGHT for the 16th Annual Commonweal lecture given by Dr. Paul Lakeland.

In his presentation, Paul Lakeland, PhD, will address the contemporary problem of deep divisions —within American culture, the political system, and the U.S. Catholic Church. Beginning with an analysis of how the phenomenon of “the solidarity of the shaken” can bring people together despite their differences, he will explore the challenges of maintaining solidarity and argue that we must choose between “the albatross of certitude” and “the grace of self-doubt.”


"For at least the past 500 years, Christians have been riven by theological and ecclesiological divisions,” said Dr. Lakeland. “Today, those divisions have differing political ideologies encrusted upon them, and nowhere is this clearer than in the Catholic Church in the United States."


This Commonweal Lecture, “Beyond Polarization: The Grace of Self-Doubt,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Dolan School of Business Event Hall and is free and open to the public; it will also be livestreamed for virtual attendance. Register for the livestream at fairfield.edu/cs

Related Web Site : www.fairfield.edu/cs

For more information, contact Mary Crimmins / x2097 / mcrimmins@fairfield.edu