Friday, August 22, 2008

Trinity United Church of Christ pastor to discuss “Faith, Social Justice, and the Next U.S. President” at Saint Xavier University

The Rev. Otis Moss, III, kicks off SXU’S 2008-09 Catholic Colloquium lecture series Sept. 10

Chicago (Aug. 22, 2008) The Rev. Otis Moss, III, will kick off Saint Xavier University’s 2008-09 Catholic Colloquium lecture series with a speech about faith and social justice at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Butler Reception Room of the Warde Academic Center. Following the lecture, Moss will answer questions from the audience.

Moss will deliver a lecture titled “Faith, Social Justice, and the Next U.S. President” to discuss what people of faith, particularly those in the black community, say should be on the policy agenda if the nation’s next president paid attention to key principles of Catholic social teaching.
Among those principles are: human dignity; the common good; solidarity with those who suffer, especially the poor; and subsidiarity, involving those closest to a problem in the decisions about how to solve those problems.

Moss’s lecture is the first of the four-part Catholic Colloquium series for the 2008-09 academic year. This year’s lectures focus on Catholic social teaching and explore the thoughts of leaders from various communities about how America’s next president might approach public policy.

“We are excited to welcome Rev. Moss to Saint Xavier,” said Sister Susan Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D., vice president for University Mission and Heritage, the sponsoring office of the Catholic Colloquium Lectures. “Key principles of Catholic social teaching reach well beyond Catholicism, and we asked Rev. Moss, as a relatively new pastor in a prominent and neighboring faith community, to address the connections he sees between religious convictions and public policy.”

For more information about the lecture series, please contact Kathy Mareska at (773) 298-3981 or, or visit


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