Christ the King Newman Center for the University of Montana announces the inaugural lecture of the John Henry Cardinal Newman Lecture Series on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 1400 Gerald Ave. Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, will deliver the lecture entitled “Active Nonviolence: A Paradigm Shift to a More Peaceful World.”
The lecture series is named after one of the most original and influential thinkers of the 19th century. In her lecture, Dennis will address the violence and wars raging in our world and how communities of faith and universities could make a tremendous contribution to sustaining peace by investing their significant moral, educational, financial, research and advocacy capacity in promoting effective nonviolent strategies for preventing war and protecting vulnerable communities.
Dennis is co-president of Pax Christi International, a global Catholic peace movement working worldwide to establish peace, respect for human rights, justice, and reconciliation. Dennis also was the director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns for many years. Dennis was named the 2016 person of the year by the "National Catholic Reporter" and is a Public Peace Prize laureate. She is author or co-author of seven books and editor of the forthcoming Orbis Book, "Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence." Dennis is a lay woman, a mother of six, and a member of Assisi Community in Washington, D.C.
Admission is free and all are welcome. A reception will follow the lecture.
For more information, contact Christ the King Parish at 406-728-3845.