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The Road to Reconciliation: Healing the Past or Building the Future?

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE LECTURE

April 16, 2009

Presenter: Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S., Vatican Council II Professor of Theology, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

“The road to reconciliation” as a metaphor suggests that we are indeed on the move, and that there is a certain directionality to our movement.  This presentation uses this metaphor to pose two questions:  1) Just where have we come on the road to reconciliation, and 2) is the “road to reconciliation” principally about looking backward – healing the past – or looking forward – building the future? The multiple discourses of reconciliation are located within the larger landscape of the past two decades, what preceded it, and what we hope will follow.

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and Paulist Reconciliation Ministries

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