(Availability subject to scheduling constraints)
Richard Alleva Commonweal
Associate Professor of Moral Theology, Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University.
Religion News Service (RNS).
Author of The Coming Catholic Church and The Rule of Benedict.
Political writer at the Washington Post.
Cathleen Kaveny Commonweal columnist. Professor of Law and Theology, Boston College.
Luke Timothy Johnson
Professor of New Testament, Emory University. Author of Among the Gentiles and The Creed.
Former Managing Editor, Commonweal. Editor of Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal.
Former New York Times columnist and Commonweal Editor;
Author of A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America.
Mollie Wilson O'Reilly
Associate Editor and columnist, Commonweal.
How the Program Works
In most cases, if your request to present a speaker is accepted, Commonweal’s program is able to subsidize a significant part of the speaker's fee, and cover travel expenses required for the speaker to reach your campus. Your organization is responsible for any overnight accommodations, hospitality and meals, and local/airport travel. As a condition of offering a speaker on these terms, Commonweal asks to be identified in any publicity and promotion for the event, and will also provide copies of the magazine and promotional materials to be presented at the event.
We also ask that you consider ways in which you might arrange for a Commonweal speaker to meet with students over a meal, or in a classroom discussion setting.
How to Request a Speaker
Contact Kaitlin Campbell, the Commonweal Speakers Program Coordinator. She can answer any questions about the program and will facilitate communication and the arrangement of a date between you and your desired speaker(s).