Prophecy without Contempt – A Commonweal Event Monday, March 7 in NYC (and live online)

Cathleen Kaveny, Bishop Robert McElroy, Peter Steinfels

Next Monday, March 7, at 6:00 PM ET, don’t miss our Commonweal panel discussion Prophecy without Contempt: A Conversation about Religious Discourse in the Public Square. Can religious speech bring dialogue and reconciliation, instead of division and resentment? That’s the question to be addressed by the evening’s panelists:

  • Cathleen Kaveny, professor of law and theology at Boston College and Commonweal columnist
  • Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, one of Pope Francis’s most recent appointments to the U.S. hierarchy, who writes frequently about religion’s presence in public life
  • Peter Steinfels, former Commonweal editor and co-founder of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture

Commonweal associate editor Matthew Sitman will moderate. If you want to see the event live in New York (at Scandinavia House, Park Avenue at 38th Street), admission is free but there are only a few seats left, so make your request right now. After the event we invite you to stay around and meet the panelists. (Cathy Kaveny will also be signing copies of her new Harvard University Press book Prophecy without Contempt, as well as her recently published collection of Commonweal essays, A Culture of Engagement.

If you can’t be there in person, we’re streaming the event live at (it will also be available afterwards). One way or another, we hope you can make it.

Thomas Baker is the publisher of Commonweal

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