Join Rev. Michael Pfleger at SXU to explore non-violence as a strategy for social change

Rev Michael Pfleger webRev. Michael Pfleger, co-pastor of Saint Sabina parish and social activist, will consider if and how nonviolence remains a strategy for social change on Wed., Oct. 9 at Saint Xavier University.

“Is Nonviolence Still a Value?” is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in McGuire Hall, located in the Warde Academic Center at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Rev. Pfleger’s lecture will offer his reflections on the title question and others: What does the philosophy and practice of nonviolence bring to current situations of injustice and violence, domestically and internationally? Is nonviolence as a strategy for personal and social change still powerful or merely a memory of times past?

Since 1968, Rev. Pfleger has lived and ministered in the African-American community on both the West and South Sides of Chicago. In 1981, at the age of 31, he became the youngest full-time pastor in the diocese when he was appointed Pastor of Saint Sabina Church. In the course of his extensive and active ministry, much of Rev. Pfleger’s work has focused on his commitment to equality and passionate stance against injustice.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Religion and Public Discourse as part of its Squeaky Weal lecture series. For more information, please visit www.sxu.edu, keyword: squeaky weal, or contact the Center for Religion and Public Discourse at (773) 298-3900 or mschroeder@sxu.edu.