You are cordially invited to join us for our first Common Hour of the 2019-20 school year: The Holocaust and the Christian World: A Call to Mercy Action Today, on Monday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Merion Mercy's Dining Commons. Inspired by the tradition of many smaller liberal arts colleges, the Common Hour is an opportunity for all members of the Merion Mercy community to engage in a collective discussion of a contemporary social issue through the lens of academic scholarship. For the 2019-20 school year, the focal point for the Common Hour will be on the intersection of the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy with the best practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For our first event, we are delighted to have Dr. Carol Rittner, RSM, Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies Emerita, Stockton University, speak on her recently published book, The Holocaust and the Christian World. Dr. Rittner will explore the world's descent into the madness of Hitler's Nazi Germany, specifically focusing on the uncomfortable reality of Christian inaction. As a timely follow up to Merion Mercy Music Theater's presentation of I Never Saw Another Butterfly and rooted in the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns, what lessons can we learn today about our own response as Christians to the issues of racism and immigration?
The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. There will be a book signing immediately after the presentation; copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Subsequent Common Hour events are in the planning stages for the winter and spring of 2020.
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