Master Class on "For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church"

Feb 18, 2022
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Perry HamalisNorth Central College

Gayle E. WoloschakNorthwestern University

Open to current students and faculty. Others interested in participating should contact us. Copies of the book will be available for registrants.

Students and faculty are invited to join us for a seminar on For the Life of the World: Toward a Social Ethos of the Orthodox Church with two of the document's drafters, Profs. Perry Hamalis and Gayle Woloschak.

The fruit of critical reflection by Orthodox Christian lay Scholars and Church leaders, For the Life of the World offers guidance to navigate contemporary challenges faced by the Orthodox Christian on a wide range of social issues—including racism, bioethics, ecology, and human rights. The document also gives a synthetic presentation of the Orthodox Christian perspective to the wider Christian world.

We will also host a public panel on For the Life of the World on February 17. 

For all events held at Gavin House, the Lumen Christi Institute follows Chicago Department of Public Health Guidance for in-person gatherings. Please see here for the city’s most up-to-date guidelines. These are guidelines subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Perry Hamalis holds the Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion endowed chair at North Central College. He holds a B.A. from Boston College, a master of divinity degree from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and a PhD from the University of Chicago. Hamalis teaches and pursues scholarship in the field of Religious Ethics, with special interest in the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition, virtue ethics, and the intersection of religion and political philosophy. His works have been published in Studies in Christian Ethics, the Journal of Religion, the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, the Greek Orthodox Theological Review, and in numerous encyclopedias; and he has contributed essays to edited volumes including The Orthodox Christian World, Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration, and Thinking Through Faith. His forthcoming monograph, Formed by Death: Insights for Ethics from Eastern Orthodox Christianity, will be published by University of Notre Dame Press.

Gayle E. Woloschak is Professor of Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology in the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Dr. Woloschak received her BS in Biological Sciences, from Youngstown State University and a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Toledo. She did her postdoctoral training at the Mayo Clinic, and then moved to Argonne National Laboratory until 2001. Her scientific interests are predominantly in the areas of Molecular Biology. Radiation Biology, and Nanotechnology studies, and she has authored over 200 papers.  She is a member of the US delegation to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation. She also holds a DMin from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Eastern Christian Studies and is adjunct faculty at Lutheran School of Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary. Her area of interest is science-religion dialogue. She is President of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine Psychology and Religion, past President of the Orthodox Theological Society of America, Vice-President of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center Board, and a member of the Board of Orthodox Christian Laity.