“Thomas Merton on Racism: A Spiritual Matrix for Engaging Social Justice” by Father George A. Kilcourse, Jr., noted Merton Scholar and Professor of Theology at Bellarmine University
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.
Father Kilcourse is a scholar in the fields of Thomas Merton studies, ecumenism, and religion and literature, and the former editor of and frequent contributor to The Merton Annual. In this lecture, he will explore Merton's diagnosis of the underlying spiritual issue involved in racism in the United States and Merton’s later attention to racism, pulling from a broad spectrum of perspectives: the Black Power movement and Malcolm; X; Native Americans and other indigenous people around the world; the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh; and The Holocaust.
$5 general admission/FREE to Frazier members and Bellarmine University students, staff, faculty. Click here to RSVP or purchase tickets.