Dr. Tobias Winright to give C-SC Procter Lecture on ethics of life in Catholicism
Monday, October 12, 2009
Canton, Mo. – Dr. Tobias Winright, assistant professor of theological studies and director of the ethics-across-the-curriculum program at Saint Louis University, will give the Culver-Stockton College 2009 Procter Lecture on “Consistent Ethics of Life in the Roman Catholic Church?” The lecture will take place on the Culver-Stockton campus at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 29, in the Merillat Chapel.
Dr. Winright previously taught at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, (1998-2003) and Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, (2003-2005) where he was given the Educator of the Year award in 2004. He also has prior experience in youth and campus ministry, as well as several years of experience in law enforcement as a detention deputy and reserve police officer. He has taught ethics classes for the Des Moines Police Department Regional Police Academy and the Saint Louis County and Municipal Police Academy.
During his lecture, Dr. Winright will answer many questions including: are “pro-life” and “pro-birth” synonyms? Where does the Roman Catholic Church stand on a wide range of social, political, and ethical issues like abortion, cloning, genetic engineering, health care, welfare, the environment, the death penalty, and war? Is the “consistent ethic of life” making a comeback in the Roman Catholic Church?
For many years, the First Christian Church of Independence, Missouri, sponsored a lecture in honor of Dr. Alexander Procter. Dr. Procter was the first Disciples of Christ pastor in the state of Missouri to earn a college diploma, and he served as the pastor of the First Christian Church of Independence, Missouri, for more than 40 years, retiring in 1900. Past Procter lecturers include Martin Marty, Robert Bellah, Kenneth Vaux, David Griffin, Alfred Illiniworth, and Ralph Stone. This annual lecture has attempted to meld popular interest in religion with serious scholarship. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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