Lenten Lecture Series 2007 - Media & Spirituality

"Media Business, Media Ethics" - Sarah Crawford
March 2nd - 07:30pm, Elliott McGuigan Hall

Sarah CrawfordSarah Crawford, Vice President, Public Affairs, at CHUM, is a passionate advocate for social justice issues, diversity, and media literacy, and has spoken widely on these subjects. Extremely active within the broadcasting industry, she recently chaired the CAB’s JSIC Subcommittee on the Presence, Portrayal and Participation of People with Disabilities in Television Programming. She has received a Gold Medal for her work in the areas of diversity and equality from the Human Rights and Race Relations Council, and the CAMEO award for outstanding contribution to the development of medical education in Canada. In March 2006, Sarah was recognized by Canadian Women In Communications with the “2005 Woman of the Year” award, the organization’s highest honour.

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"Finding God in the 'Global Village': Spirituality in the Interim Times" - Nadia Delicata
March 9th - 07:30pm, Elliott McGuigan Hall

Nadia DelicataNadia Delicata graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Malta in 1999, and with a Master of Divinity from Regis College, Toronto, in 2004. She is currently a doctoral candidate in theology at Regis College, and a McLuhan Fellow at the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto. Media ecology serves as an important backdrop for her interest in cultural interpretation, which stimulates her desire for theological reflection in our contemporary world.

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"Who is the God of my Devotion? Sacred Images and Prayer" - Lloyd Baugh, SJ
March 16th - 07:30pm, Elliott McGuigan Hall

Lloyd Baugh, SJLloyd Baugh, S.J., a Jesuit of the Upper Canada Province, is Professor of Theology and Film Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Following ordination in 1984, he completed his Licentiate and Doctorate in Fundamental Theology at the Gregorian, where he has been teaching since 1991 in the departments of Theology, Communications, Spirituality and Inter-religious Dialogue. Lloyd has also taught in Canada, the USA, the Philippines and Madagascar, and is the holder of the “Nash Chair in Religion” at Campion College, Regina for 2006-2007. He has published Imaging the Divine, a book on Jesus in the cinema, and more than sixty articles on the interface between theology and cinema.

"The Transcendental Screen: Spirituality in the Movies" - Geoff Pevere
March 23rd - 07:30pm, Elliott McGuigan Hall

Geoff PevereGeoff Pevere, movie critic for the Toronto Star and co-host of Reel to Real on Rogers Television, is a graduate of Carleton University’s Film Studies program. He has been movie critic, programmer, pop culture analyst, host for TV Ontario and movie critic on CTV’s Canada AM. In 1995 he wrote an extended critical introduction to the published screenplay of Atom Egoyan’s Exotica, and in 1996, in collaboration with Greig Dymond, he wrote the best selling Mondo Canuck: A Canadian Pop Culture Odyssey. Team Spirit, a book of the history of Roots was released in 1998. Geoff has taught courses in film and writing at Carleton University, York University, the University of Toronto, George Brown College and the Sheridan College Institute of Technology.

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