The 2008-2009 Scarboro Missions Lecture "Evangelizing and the Commitment to Social Justice" by Most. Rev. Claude Champagne, O.M.I., Auxiliary Bishop of Halifax.
Bishop Claude Champagne O.M.I., became Auxiliary Bishop of Halifax, N.S. in March 2003. Prior to his appointment as bishop he taught in the Missiology Institite of St. Paul University, Ottawa. In 2007 Bishop Champagne gave the plenary address to the Candian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the topic "new evangelization" and the imperative for social justice within missions.
More than ever today, there is a need to connect evangelization and social justice. Bishop Champagne in this lecture will show how social justice and the proclamation of the gospel based on the example of Jesus are actually complementary activities inthe mission of the Church. He examines evangelization in the way in which Jesus fulfilled his mission through dialogue, human promotion, commitment to justice and peace, care for the sick, aid to the poor and to children, human freedom, pardon and unconditional love.
This lecture will be first presented at St. Jerome's University, Waterloo, Ontario on Friday, November 21, 2008 at 7:30pm.
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