Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will present the Fall 2012 Royackers Lecture at Regis College on Wednesday, September 26th at 7:30 pm.
Cardinal Turkson will speak on "Vatican II: A Council of Justice and Peace." The orientations of the Second Vatican Council define the mission of the church whereby evangelization is inseparable from work for human development and reconciliation. How can this vision inform, form and orient new generations to act ethically and evangelize the social order of our world?
On the following afternoon, Thursday, September 27th, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Cardinal Turkson will meet with students and educators from Regis College and other educational institutions from across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond to discuss the role youth have in promoting faith formation and action for justice in the Church and Canadian society.
All events are free. All are welcome. Lecture and Symposium take place in St. Joseph Chapel, Regis College. Seating is limited. Please pre-register below.
Wednesday Evening Lecture, September 26 at 7:30 pm.
Please pre-register by clicking here. This event is fully booked and has a wait list. If you are no longer able to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel and free a seat for someone else. Thank you for your interest
A reception will follow the lecture.
Thursday Afternoon Symposium, September 27 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Youth and educators, please pre-register by clicking here or calling 416-922-5474 x221.
Members of the general public, please pre-register by clicking here or calling 416-922-5474 x221.
A handout with a series of quotations from Gaudium et Spes and other Roman Catholic social teaching and a description of the symposium process is available by clicking here.
Regis College is located at 100 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, near the corner of Queen's Park Crescent East. Regis College is on the 94 Wellesley bus route and a short walk (south) from the Museum subway station. Public parking is available in the University of St. Michael's College parking lot on St. Joseph Street, one block north of Regis College. The venue is accessible.
Members of the public interested in theological education are invited to attend an open house in October and March each year.
The Royackers Lecture honours the memory of Father Martin Royackers, S.J., a Canadian Jesuit who was murdered in 2001 as he served the people of Annotto Bay, Jamaica and promoted the cause of social justice. The lecture is made possible through the benefaction of Mundiregina Resources Canada.