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The LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality invites you to this special seminar copsonsored by the African American Catholic Center for Evangelization.

First coined by philosopher and writer Josiah Royce, the "Beloved Community" for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a main motivator of his philosophy of non-violence.  This panel will look at the ethics, the biblical reflection , and the worship of Black Catholics as a beloved community. 


  • Rev. Timothy Dyer, pastor of St. Patrick's Parish in Los Angeles and facilitator, Archdiocesan Anti-Racism Task Force
  • Prof. Michael Howard, lead faculty, the Presence of Black Catholics in the Church Today and Tomorrow, LMU Center for Religion and Spirituality
  • Prof. Kim Harris, assistant professor of African American Religious Thought and Practice, LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
  • Terry Dicks (moderator), RCIA coordinator, St. Jerome Parish

To Attend
This event is free and open the public, both in person and virtual; RSVP required (click Register button). Times are set to Pacific Time. For those attending in person, campus parking is free on the weekends. For further information, please contact the Center at 310-338-2799 or crs@lmu.edu

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