In this lecture, Professor Clooney will explore inter-religious learning – how different faith perspectives can engage and learn from each other while remaining faithful to their own beliefs and practices. Within an increasingly fractured and divided world, an ability to learn about our own faith through relationships with others is a key focus of Pope Francis’ vision of integral human development. Professor Clooney’s much anticipated public lecture will consider the question of how we might understand ourselves, and engage with our own faith traditions and perspectives, through learning from and in solidarity with others.
About Professor Francis X Clooney SJ
Professor Francis X Clooney SJ is the global authority on comparative theology. He is Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard Divinity School, and held the position of Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard from 2010 to June 2017. Professor Clooney is also a 2017 Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, Australian Catholic University.