Partners 2020 COVID Speaker Series
From Artie Pingolt, president, Missionary Oblate Partnership
As part of its efforts to stay connected and continuing their enrichment despite the physical limitations COVID has imposed, the Partnership has launched a virtual speaker series, addressing a wide variety of topics Partners have identified as interesting. Speakers include Oblates, Partners, and guest speakers, covering topics from religious fundamentalism to liminal space.
“The mission statement of the Partnership states, among other things, that we exist to ‘be a resource for the Missionary Oblates and for the Partners themselves’,” noted Artie Pingolt, Partnership President. “The Partners 2020 COVID Speaker Series is simply a continuation of our strategy to be that resource- connecting Oblates and Partners while increasing our understanding of Church, society and the Oblate charisms. A virtual speaker series is just a necessary adaptation to our present circumstances. And maybe a good nudge to use available technology- for many of us, this is our first Zoom session!”
The Partnership invites any Oblates of the province, and folks they know who might appreciate a given speaker, to join one of the Zoom sessions. “I’ve received emails from Oblates as far away as Australia, who have somehow heard about our Speaker Series. We have plenty of room- that’s what’s great about “virtual” meeting space,” said Pingolt. “Just email me and I will provide the link for the session someone wants to join: email@example.com .”
The Partnership COVID Speakers Series
45 minute Zoom sessions providing enrichment, insight and community engagement during this time we can’t be together! ?
OMI Interfaith Dialogue with Fundamentalists: Real Dialogue or Window Dressing?
Harry Winter, OMI US Province Missionary Oblate
Thursday, July 16 11AM East Coast Time
George Floyd and the Catholic Response
Fr. Dan Griffith, JD Pastor & Law Professor, University of St. Thomas
Thursday, July 30 11AM East Coast Time
Liminal Space: Finding Yourself in the In-Be-Tween
Deacon Thomas Winninger Corporate Trainer, Author & Speaker
Thursday, August 13 11AM East Coast Time
The Plight of Christianity in the Holy Land
Honorable Michele Bowe Order of Malta Ambassador to Palestine
Thursday, August 27 11AM East Coast Time
COVID & Beyond: Emerging Trends in the Catholic Church
Sr. Mary Johnson, SNDdeN Professor of Sociology, Trinity Washington University
Thursday, September 10 11AM East Coast Time
The Relevance of St. Eugene de Mazenod’s Charism & Spirituality in 2020
Frank Santucci, OMI Professor, Oblate School of Theology
Thursday, September 24 11AM East Coast Time
Women Religious in the USA: An Ongoing Evolution
Sr. Theresa Sandok, OSM President, Servants of Mary, Ladysmith
Thursday, October 8 11AM East Coast Time
The Church & Money: Modern Catholic Finance
Patrick Markey Executive Director, US Diocesan Finance Directors Association
RSVPs will be made the week of each session, via an email response to Artie Pingolt firstname.lastname@example.org who will then email participants a Zoom invitation.
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