LACU Symposium on Justice, Lasallian Education is April 7

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LACU Symposium on Justice, Lasallian Education is April 7

Published: March 8, 2021.

To commemorate the legacy of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the mission officers of the Lasallian Association of Colleges and Universities (LACU) will present “Justice in the World and the Mission of Lasallian Education Today: Enacting the Common Good” on April 7, the feast day of De La Salle. This virtual symposium will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Justice in the World, the 1971 Synod of Bishops’ social teaching document, and address Circular 412, "The Educational Service of the Poor and the Promotion of Justice" (1980), of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

Faculty, staff, administrators and students from all Lasallian ministries, not limited to those involved in higher education, are most welcome to join what promises to be an engaging and informative online symposium.

The symposium will take place on April 7, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. CDT.

This event will be recorded. Registered attendees will receive the recording of the online symposium after the event is over.


This event is presented by the mission officers of LACU who minister at Bethlehem University, Christ the Teacher Institute of Education, Christian Brothers University, Ethiopian Catholic University – La Salle, La Salle University, Lewis University, Manhattan College, Saint Mary’s College of California and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, in collaboration with the Office for Lasallian Education at Christian Brothers Conference.

Dr. Jerry Kavouras, chair of Biology and director of Environmental Science at Lewis University, will serve as a respondent to the keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Ahern, who serves as an associate professor of religious studies and faculty advisor to the Just Peace organization at Manhattan College.

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,300 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit for further information.

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