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Seminar 10:
The Catholic Worker Movement and Social Action

The movement founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in the United States combined a passion for justice and a curiosity about faith. It was radical in its living of the Gospel.

The challenge it offers today lies in its emphasis on community, both in welcoming passionate and difficult people into its community houses, and in accepting its role in a larger church community to which it was accountable.

The tensions involved in living messily in a community where many views and attitudes were represented could only be resolved by a firm faith and a strong concern for justice.

In a world that puts more weight on individual choice, the story of the Catholic Worker and the writings that have come out of it remain fresh and challenging.

Date Thursday 13 September
Time 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Venue St Peter's, Eastern Hill
Cost $15 (concession: $12)
Conductor Fr Andrew Hamilton, SJ,
teaches Systematic Theology and Church History at the United Faculty of Theology.

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