Fontbonne University Presents

Faithful Citizenship:                                                                         A Forum on Religion and Public Life

A panel discussion exploring the challenges of pursuing the common good in a pluralistic society. Discussion will feature a variety of topics that are front and center during this election season.





Thursday October 4, 2012, 7:00 pm

Fontbonne University 

Dunham Student Activity Center

6800 Wydown Blvd, St. Louis, MO


Free and Open to the Public - Please Join Us! 



For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact Dr. Randy Rosenberg at or 314-719-8062.



William T. Cavanaugh, Ph.D. is the Senior Research Professor at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology and a Professor in the Department of Catholic Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. Dr. Cavanaugh is the author of many books, including: The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict (Oxford,2009), Migrations of the Holy: God, State,and the Political Meaning of the Church (Eerdmans, 2011), Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire (Eerdmans 2008), Theopolitical Imagination: Christian Practices of Space and Time (T&T Clark, 2002),and Torture and Eucharist: Theology,Politics, and the Body of Christ (Blackwell, 1998).


John Langan, S.J., Ph.D. holds the Cardinal Bernardin Chair of Catholic Social Thought and is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  Fr. Langan is the editor of Catholic Universities in Church and Society (Georgetown University Press, 1993) and A Moral Vision for America (Georgetown University Press, 1998), a collection of the addresses of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin on public policy and the consistent ethic of life.


R.R. Reno, Ph.D. is the editor of First Things, an ecumenical and interreligious journal aimed at advancing a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society. Dr. Reno is author of Fighting the Noonday Devil - and Other Essays Personal and Theological (Eerdmans, 2011), In the Ruins of the Church: Sustaining Faith in an Age of Diminished Christianity (Brazos,2002), and Redemptive Change: Atonement and the Christian Cure of the Soul (Trinity Press International, 2002).  He is also the co-author of Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation ofthe Bible (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005) and is the general editor of the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, authoring the volume on Genesis in that same series.


Julie Hanlon Rubio, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at St. Louis University. She is the author of A Christian Theology of Marriage and Family (Paulist Press, 2003) and Family Ethics: Practices for Christians (Georgetown University Press, 2010). Dr. Rubio is working on a new book tentatively titled, Both Personal and Political: Catholic Reflections on American Social Problems.





This event is an activity of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought at Fontbonne University and is co-sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and a generous donor.