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Two-time Catholic Media Association award winner to lecture at Benedictine University

Oct 04, 2018 03:55PM ● By Hannah Ott

Lisle, IL- Charles Camosy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University in New York, NY will lecture twice at Benedictine University as part of Benedictine’s Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture Series.

Camosy will present A Non-Violent Dinner Table: A Christian Critique of US Eating Practices, at 7pm on Tuesday, October 16 at Kindlon Hall (4th floor, St. Benedict’s Chapel) and Could a Non-Human Animal be a Person? – an Analysis from Christian Ethics, at 12:20pm on Wednesday, October 17, at Kindlon Hall (5th floor reception room).  Both events are free and open to the public. The university is located at 5700 College Rd in Lisle.

Sponsored by the Center for Mission and Identity (CMI) and the Department of Theology at Benedictine University, the Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture Series was created over a decade ago by Fr. Philip Timko, OSB, to develop an understanding of what it means to be a Catholic university grounded in the Benedictine tradition. 

Visiting scholars are chosen annually from a variety of disciplines so that, over time, each of the major academic areas at Benedictine have a connection to the series. 

An author of four books in addition to more than 20 published articles in several national publications and major newspapers, Camosy is a two-time winner of the Catholic Media Association award, a recipient of the Robert Byrne award and was recently selected for the international working group “Contending Modernities” which attempts to bring secular liberalism, Catholicism and Islam into dialogue and with bioethics. Camosy is also the founder of the Catholic Conversation Project, serves on the board of Democrats for Life, and advises the ethics committee of the Children’s Hospital of New York. 

CMI supports the ongoing development of Catholic social teaching and the Catholic intellectual tradition at Benedictine. CMI works to communicate a common mission, to provide programming that supports the University's Catholic identity and Benedictine heritage, and maintains that tradition while nurturing a culture of lifelong learning, responsible leadership, social engagement, and religious and cultural dialogue within the entire University community.  

People interested in attending either lecture or both can contact Lynn Dransoff: 630-829-6250 

Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls more than 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the eighth consecutive year in 2017. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more admission information, contact or (630) 829-6300

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