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What would Jesus do? Mission for a Fractured World

October 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sr. Laurie Brink, OP
Professor of New Testament Studies
Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

Did Jesus really mean “love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you”?
How are we to proclaim the gospel message in a world fractured by violence, hatred, and natural disasters?

This session proposes that reading Jesus’ teachings through the lens of Prophetic Dialogue provides a strategy for mission in complex times.

Date: Sunday, 13 October

Time: 4.00-5.30 pm

Venue: Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre, Villa Maria
College, Peer St, Upper Riccarton

Please reply to kprushton@gmail.com by 4 October

Visit sponsored by The Conference of Religious Congregations of Aotearoa New Zealand

Sr. Laurie Brink, OP
A Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, Laurie Brink OP is Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and an associate editor of The Bible Today. An internationally-known speaker, she has presented on a variety of biblical topics in Australia, Bolivia, Israel, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Trinidad & Tobago. Her recent publications include: Living the Word: Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days Year C (Franklin Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2018); “Love your enemy? What would Jesus do in today’s polarized political climate?” US Catholic 83 (June 2018): 28-33; “Presence, Prophecy, and Passion: The Biblical Foundations of Apostolic Religious Life” Religious Life Asia (2017): 1-24; and “From Wrong-doer to New Creation: Reconciliation in 2 Corinthians” Interpretation71 (2017): 298-309.


October 13, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm