Lincoln, King, Day and Merton:

Pope Francis' call for liberty, equality, mercy and dialogue

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"A nation can be considered great when it defends liberty as Lincoln did, when it fosters a culture which enables people to 'dream' of full rights for all their brothers and sisters, as Martin Luther King sought to do; when it strives for justice and the cause of the oppressed, as Dorothy Day did by her tireless work, the fruit of a faith which becomes dialogue and sows peace in the contemplative style of Thomas Merton." ~ Pope Francis

Dine and Dialogue Lunch: Thursday January 28, 12:10PM to 1:00PM, Forum

On September 25, 2015, Pope Francis became the first pope in history to address to a joint meeting of Congress. He encouraged lawmakers to work together to solve the problems of ordinary Americans and to show compassion for people across the globe who are suffering from war and hunger.


In his address, Pope Francis cited Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton and Dorthy Day as examples for all Americans to find inspiration and hope. Join us for a Dine and Dialogue reflecting on the Pope's reflections on these four Americans. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Christine Bochen and Jamie Fazio. Click here for the full text of Francis' address.


This Dine and Dialogue is sponsored by the Institute for Pluralism. All are welcome! Please RSVP below.

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 12-1pm

4245 East Avenue

Rochester, NY

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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