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March 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Merton, Malcolm X, and Catholic Engagement with Black Lives Matter

Bryan Massingale

CATHOLIC ENGAGEMENT with the Black Lives Matter movement has been hesitant, at best. At worst, Catholic leaders deride it with virulent opposition and denigration. As the Movement for Black Lives claims Malcolm X as one of their inspirations, this presentation will examine Merton’s engagement with Malcolm X and radical Black thought to suggest how Catholics should engage the contemporary movement for racial justice. FR. BRYAN N. MASSINGALE holds the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University. A priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, he is a leader in Catholic theology and ethics as the current President-Elect of the Society of Christian Ethics, a past Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium, and a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He is the author of the award-winning book Racial Justice and the Catholic Church and a public intellectual who frequently addresses issues of racial and sexual justice. March 9, 2021, 8 PM ET



March 9, 2021
7:00 pm