Solidarity on Tap is a simple gathering at a local pub for socializing and social justice. Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, and Ignatian Solidarity Network along with local partners welcome those connected to the Jesuits and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola (FJV’s, Jesuit school alumni, Jesuit parish members, etc.) in Philadelphia. All Jesuit school alumni, Jesuit parish members, current & former Jesuit Volunteers, Ignatian Volunteer Corps members, Jesuit institution staff, Jesuits, and friends of the Ignatian network are welcome (21 and over please!).
Around 7:30 PM we will have a reflection on the theme “Racial Mercy: From the Upper Room to Pentecost” by Maureen O’Connell, Ph.D., Chair, Religion and Theology Department at La Salle University.
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After eight years in the Theology Department at Fordham University, Maureen H. O’Connell, Ph.D. returned in 2013 to her native city of Philadelphia to Chair the Department of Religion and Theology at La Salle University where she is also an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics. She holds a B.A. in history from Saint Joseph’s University and a Ph.D. in theological ethics from Boston College. She authored Compassion: Loving Our Neighbor in an Age of Globalization (Orbis Books, 2009) and If These Walls Could Talk: Community Muralism and the Beauty of Justice (The Liturgical Press, 2012), which won the College Theology Book of the Year Award in 2012 and the Catholic Press Association’s first place for books in theology in 2012. Her current research project explores racial identity formation, racism, and racial justice in Catholic institutions of higher education. She serves on the board of the Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies and is a member of St. Vincent De Paul parish in Germantown, where is also a member of POWER (Philadelphians Organizing to Witness, Empower, and Rebuild). POWER is an interfaith federation of 90 faith communities committed to making Philadelphia the city of “just love” (as well as “brotherly love and sisterly affection”) through a more just wage for workers, fair funding for public schools, immigration reform and decarceration.