October 3, 2013

Presenter: John Baumann, S.J.

In 1972, Jesuit Father John Baumann founded PICO National Network, which has become one of the largest networks of community organizations in the world.  Recognizing that religious difference can lead to hostility and violence, in this lecture Fr. Baumann tells how directly engaging local faith communities across religious and ethnic boundaries addresses justice issues, creates solidarity, and improves quality of life for all.

Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College Theology Department, Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, Center for Human Rights and International Justice, and the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics

John Baumann, S.J., is founding director and director of special projects, PICO National Network.