How can we live together after September 11th? Robert Shreiter argues that living with pluralism and difference requires doing two things at once: respecting and honoring difference, and seeking ways of social cohesion in the context of pluralism. We are more accepting of difference in times of stability and peace. After last year’s events, Schreiter asks an important question: as the world moves into more unsettled times, how will we, as a society and a church, find forms of social cohesion that do not simply collapse or overwhelm pluralism? As part of the Scarboro Missions Lecture, sponsored by the Scarboro Foreign Missions Society, Fr. Schreiter will be delivering this same lecture in Toronto.
Fr. Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S., Ph.D.
Vatican Council II Professor of Theology at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago Professor of Theology and Culture at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands Past president, American Society of Missiology Past president, Catholic Theological Society of America Author, The New Catholicity: Theology Between the Global and the Local (1997), The Ministry of Reconciliation (1998), and Mission in the Third Millennium (2001)