Welcoming the Stranger


Vincent Pallotti Institute  Spring Lecture Series – 2017

Thursday mornings 9:30 – 12:00 at The Lay Centre



February 16 – Welcoming the Stranger: Biblical Perspective

Edmund Power, OSB, former Abbot of St. Paul Outside the Walls (2005-2015) Donna Orsuto, Director, The Lay Centre and Professor, Pontifical Gregorian University

February 23 – The Holy (Refugee) Family: Perspectives from Christian Art

Barbara Aniello, Professor, Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage of the Church, Pontifical Gregorian University Hansol Goo, Lay Centre Leadership Scholar

March 2 – “I am because we are”:  Social responsibility and the Refugee Crisis

Amaya Valcarcel, International Advocacy Coordinator, Jesuit Refugee Service Antony Mukui Wanjiku, Advocacy Assistant, JRS, with Isaias Marcano, Lay Centre Leadership Scholar

March 9 – Meeting Virtually, Loving Virtually: the Paradoxes of a Disembodied Life

Peter Lah, SJ, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Pontifical Gregorian University Filipe Domingues, Lay Centre Leadership Scholar

March 16 – The Road to Integration: A Common Goal that Brings Christians Together

Archbishop Sir David Moxon KNZM, The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See, and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome Claudia Giampietro, Lay Centre Leadership Scholar

March 23 – Hospitality beyond Boundaries: Christians and Muslims Responding Together to the Refugee Crisis

Thomas Michel, SJ, Professor, Georgetown University and Cenap Mustafa Aydin, Director, Istituto Tevere Peter Dziedzic, Lay Centre Leadership Scholar


Led by James Corkery, SJ, with the closing Mass celebrated by Most Reverend Paul Gallagher and organized in collaboration with The Lay Centre Leadership Scholars.


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