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Department ofReligious Studies


David DeCosse Update: Talks and Publication

David DeCosse, Adjunct Associate Professor in Religious Studies, gave one of the plenary talks at the June 2018 convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America. DeCosse's topic was: “'Faithful Citizenship' and the Theology of Conscience: A Reflection on Grace, the World, and the 2020 Election”

DeCosse also published the essay "The Equality of Freedom and Catholic Public Theology in the United States: The Context of the Question," in spring 2018 edition of the Journal for Peace & Justice Studies.

In his capacity as Director of Campus Ethics Programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, DeCosse hosted a talk on May 9 at SCU called "Listening to the Stories We Don’t Know: The Power of Dialogue about Race" by Beverly Daniel Tatum, former president of Spelman College and author of the book, "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race."

Audio file of Dr. Tatum's talk