Faithful Disagreement: an opportunity for rediscovery in Catholic education

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The Waterloo Catholic District School Board Lecture

Faithful Disagreement: an opportunity for rediscovery in Catholic education

Catholic schools often find themselves dealing with disagreements with Church teaching on topics such as ordination, homosexuality, and contraception as well as with complaints that schools are not properly teaching doctrine. This lecture proposes that Catholic schools can do more to include and nurture internal disagreement as a powerful opportunity to embrace intellectual diversity, learn the value of faithful dissent and enable greater participation in the Church and the world.

Graham McDonough

Graham McDonough, PhD

Waterloo Catholic District School Board Lecture: "Dealing with questions and challenges: an opportunity for rediscovery in Catholic education"

Graham McDonough is an assistant professor of education and an associate

fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the University of Victoria.

He has an MA and PhD in philosophy of education from the University of Toronto. His 2012 book, Beyond Obedience and Abandonment: Toward a Theory of Dissent in

Catholic Education, builds a case for productive dissent and provides a nuanced analysis of contemporary Catholic education.

Date/Time: 
Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
Location: 
C. L. Siegfried Hall
Sponsored by: 

This lecture is supported by the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.