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Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
This event is scheduled for: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 9:30 am
DSPT, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley, CA 94708

Communicating Truth - Evangelization by the Laity

2020 Convocation of the College of Fellows

How can we bring beauty & truth to a culture so resistant yet so in need? Join the conversation.

How can Catholics evangelize in a culture that calls moral convictions “hate speech” and “intolerance?” Please join us for this important day of thoughtful presentations, dialogue and reflection.

Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP will begin by looking at evangelization as lay initiative. We will hear from DSPT students about how they were evangelized and what brought them to engage the faith whole-heartedly. Fr. Justin Gable, OP will talk about the importance of mercy and our Fellows will share what evangelization looks like in areas such as business, education and the media. See Order of Events below. This event will be live-streamed.  

Excerpts from last year's Convocation:

Order of Events: 

9:30 am – Coffee and pastries  

9:50 am - Welcome and Opening Prayer, Fr. Peter Rogers, OP 

10:00 am - Evangelization – A Lay Initiative, Michael Sweeney, OP, Founder of the Lay Mission Project 

10:30 am  - Philosophy, Evangelization, and the Spiritual Works of Mercy, DSPT Professor of Philosophy, Justin Gable, OP 

11:00 am - DSPT Student Panel – Personal Stories of Being Evangelized, moderated by Justin Gable, OP   

11:30  Q&A 

12:00  Lunch 

12:45 pm DSPT Fellows Panel, moderated by Russ Hittinger 

  • Evangelization in the MediaJD Flynn, Chief Editor of Catholic News Agency (CNA)  
  • Evangelization in BusinessAgnieszka Winkler, Founder and former CEO, Winkler Advertising; Author
  • Evangelization in the ClassroomMary Hirschfeld, Assistant Professor, Economics & Theology, Villanova University

1:45 Q&A 

2:15 - Concluding Remarks by Russell Hittinger 

2:45 pm Break 

3:00 pm - Induction into the College of Fellows - Inductees: Paolo Carozza, Michael Grace and Anna Moreland 

4:00 pm - Light Reception

4:45 pm - End

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