Landregan Lecture

Lecture to Discuss Health Care, Social Justice, Service to the Poor

Date published: October 17, 2016

Landregan

United in celebration with the Southern Dominican Province on the occasion of their 800th anniversary, this year's 18th Annual Landregan Lecture, "In the Company of the Poor: A Conversation," will feature three extraordinary individuals: Father Bruno Cadoré, O.P., master of the Order of Preachers; Father Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P., a noted theologian widely known as the "father of liberation theology"; and Doctor Paul Farmer, an internationally recognized humanitarian physician and the co-founder of Partners in Health. The program will also be moderated by Sister Barbara Reid, O.P., vice president and academic dean at the Catholic Theological Union.

Event Details: DFW Airport Marriott Hotel on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

The panel discussion is based on the best-selling book In the Company of the Poor, which was co-authored by Farmer and Gutiérrez and included a preface from Cadoré. In the Company of the Poor reflects a coming together of Farmer and Gutiérrez in the preferential option for the poor, their defense of life and their commitment to liberation.

This year's Landregan Lecture is dedicated to the discussion of the world’s most vulnerable. While roughly one in seven people live on less than $1.25 a day globally, these three notable lecturers will address how the poorest of society may be supported, lifted up and taken out of poverty, by examining the deep impact that liberation theology and health care rooted in the principles of social justice can have outside the church.

According to Catholic Books Review 2014, In the Company of the Poor is intended for a wide audience: theologians and medical professionals, persons working with oppressed and marginalized people, and 'as a resource for students of medicine, public health, anthropology, political science, philosophy, theology, community developments and economics as they prepare for their own life's work.’ 

“Working in this world and becoming familiar with it, I came to realize, together with others, the first thing to do is listen,” Gutiérrez wrote in 2009 of his experience with the poor.

The Landregan Lecture brings to the University of Dallas campus nationally prominent figures, whose area of expertise reflects the many interests that have animated University of Dallas alumnus Steven T. Landregan throughout his long, now retired, distinguished career of service to the Catholic Church in North Texas as archivist, author and former editor of Texas Catholic.

Join us for the 18th Annual Landregan Lecture. RSVP today.

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