Forum on the Hill

The Forum on the Hill provides opportunities for the community to engage with speakers once a month, who present on current topics. Join the Conversations! Presented both online here and to a limited in person audience (30 people max) in Widener Hall. *Due to Covid Protocols we are not serving refreshments at this time. Bottled water and grab and go snacks will be provided. 

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Thursday, November 11, 2021 @ 12:30pm

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: The Great Work of Love in a Wounded World

The world in which we live today is both wonderful and wounded. Though we don’t want to miss its wonders, we, likewise, are called to see and address its wounds, its brokenness. With a willingness to name our present reality, this presentation will invite us to understand the 21st century in which we live, as our moment in salvation history. Here and now, God entrusts us with the gifts to forgive and reconcile that we may be in the world who God is, the unrelenting Lover and Healer of our wounded world. How do we learn together how to use these gifts, how to model for one another forgiveness and reconciliation as a way of life, counter to the hatred and revenge that too often prevail in the 21st century?

Catherine T. Nerney, a Sister of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia received her Ph.D in systematic theology from The Catholic University of America. As a professor of Religious Studies at Chestnut Hill College, she also serves as Founder and Director of its Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation. Dr Nerney’s area of specialization is the Theology of the Church.

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Rachel Falkove, Executive Director, Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network
Tara Monihan, Director of Programs, Face to Face Germantown
Eileen Jones, Executive Director, Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry
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Jeff Marazzo
Creating The Path For Gene Therapies Watch HERE

Dr. Michael Stephen
The Power, Fragility, and Future of our Extraordinary Lungs  Watch HERE

Mike Sielski
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