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Australian Jesuit to Deliver Annual Loyola Lecture at Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Australian Jesuit lawyer and human rights activist, Frank Brennan, S.J., will deliver Le Moyne College’s annual Loyola Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. His talk is titled “Religion, Politics and Human Rights.”

Father Brennan chaired the Australian government's 2009 consultation on human rights. Comparing recent experiences in the U.S. with the health care debate and in Australia with the National Human Rights Consultation, Fr. Brennan will highlight some lessons for those advocating for human rights and public good arguments.

Father Brennan is a professor of law at Australian Catholic University and visiting professorial fellow at the University of New South Wales. He was the founding director of the Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre in Sydney. Father Brennan has written extensively on aboriginal land rights and, in 1995, he was awarded an Order of Australia for his services to Indigenous Australians. In 1998, he was named a Living National Treasure.

The Loyola Lecture is an event in which a Jesuit scholar, or a scholar who speaks on a topic related to Jesuit education, theology or church life, is invited to address the campus community.

His talk is free and open to the public. This year's event is sponsored by Le Moyne's Jesuit community, the Sanzone Center for Catholic Studies and Theological Reflection, and the Rev. Kevin G. O'Connell, S.J., Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities. For further information, contact Tom Boland at (315) 445-4279.

posted on: 10/18/2010