The Rev. John Coleman to present lecture on Catholic social thought

February 21, 2013

The Rev. John Coleman, SJ, will present a lecture titled "Social Movements and Catholic Social Thought" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in room 264, Quadrangle Building, Saint John's University.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Sociology Department, the CSB/SJU Theology Department and the Moral Theology Lecture Series.

Coleman is parochial vicar at Saint Ignatius Church, San Francisco. He holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He was the Charles Casassa Professor of Social Values at Loyola Marymount University from 1997-2009. From 1974-97 he was a professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. His most recent books are "Globalization and Catholic Social Thought" (Orbis Press, 2005) and "Christian Political Ethics" (Princeton University Press, 2007).

For the past several years, Coleman has been lecturing and writing on environmental topics. He writes a blog for the national Catholic magazine America.