Mission Day




Finding Common Ground in a Polarized World:
Possibilities and Perils

Featuring Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio (Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University)



Friday, January 25, 2019

12:00 pm

Sacred Heart Chapel


Join us as Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio, Professor of Social Ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, explores how we might engage in dialogues of mutual respect and understanding in a world marked by conflict, isolation, and distrust. Is finding common ground possible? Is it worthwhile? And how does LMU’s mission and identity shape how we approach these questions?

All are welcome. Lunch reception to follow in the Sculpture Garden.

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About the Speaker


Dr. Julie Hanlon Rubio is among the most visible public theologians in the U.S. Catholic Church today, speaking regularly at universities, seminaries, diocesan convocations, parishes, and gatherings of religious educators. Her articles have appeared in venues such as America, the National Catholic Reporter, catholicmoraltheology.com, and the Washington Post, reaching diverse audiences. Dr. Rubio's 2016 book, Hope for Common Ground: Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church (Georgetown University Press), suggests that there is a way beyond red versus blue for Catholics. Drawing on Catholic social thought, she explores ways to bring Catholics together across the political spectrum, and demonstrates that common ground does exist in the local sphere between the personal and the political.