Monthly Archives: November 2017

Serving the ‘peripheries’ is crucial, says JRS director

by Samantha Lin The Lay Centre welcomed Father Thomas Smolich, SJ, international director of Jesuit Refugee Service, for the final Vincent Pallotti Institute fall lecture Nov. 23. Father Smolich focused on the “peripheries in our cities,” namely the refugees and … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday is here!

If you would like to support The Lay Centre’s mission to offer formation programs for the laity and to promote ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, both locally and internationally, please feel free to make a donation to the special fund set … Continue reading

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Let The Lay Centre be part of your #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday please consider supporting the mission of The Lay Centre. This mission includes (i) being a house of residence and formation for lay students undertaking graduate study in Rome in order to equip them for future leadership and service … Continue reading

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Jewish-Christian dialogue and the periphery

by Samantha Lin ROME — For the penultimate presentation of the Vincent Pallotti Institute’s fall series, The Lay Centre welcomed Rabbi Joseph Levi and Jesuit Father Philipp G. Renczes Nov. 16 for a discussion about Jewish-Christian dialogue. The presentation was … Continue reading

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#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fuelled by social media and collaboration, and The Lay Centre is taking part!

  Celebrated on the Tuesday following the U.S. celebration of Thanksgiving — and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday — #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many Americans focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. … Continue reading

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On the Peripheries: Exploring paths to nuclear zero

By Samantha Lin ROME — From the interplanetary to the afterlife, the Vincent Pallotti Institute’s adult faith-formation series this autumn has dealt with the periphery in many unexpected ways. This past week was no different. The Lay Centre welcomed Professor … Continue reading

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Interfaith Café: a look at interreligious dialogue and the EU

By Samantha Lin ROME — The Lay Centre welcomed speakers and guests for the first Interfaith Café of the academic year on 31 October. This Lay Centre tradition is being expanded this year, thanks in part to support from the … Continue reading

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