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Don’t miss these 2 events at Lewis University in Romeoville

Hear stories of transformation and forgiveness, learn how scientists and engineers make sense of religion

Lewis University in Romeoville will host the inaugural Brother Bernard Rapp, FSC, Lecture on Faith & Science on Oct. 12 and the authors of “The Gift of Our Wounds” will virtually share their stories of forgiveness and transformation on Oct. 14.

Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, will discuss “God’s Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion” at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 in St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall on the Lewis University Romeoville campus.

The lecture is expected to examine the following, according to the release:

• How does religion work in a society shaped by science and technology?

• How do scientists and engineers practice their religions?

• How does a Jesuit brother and an MIT graduate with a doctorate in planetary science make sense of his Catholicism?

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, including group seating reservations, contact Margaret Martinez at mmartinez24@lewisu.edu or 815-836-5944.

Then on Oct. 14, Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis, authors of “The Gift of Our Wounds,” will virtually “share their stories of transformation, forgiveness and collaboration to overcome hate and grow understanding,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, according to a news release from Lewis University.

This event is co-sponsored by Lewis University’s Gros Institute, Peace & Justice Studies, and the Holocaust Genocide and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College and is part of Lewis University’s 2021 Peace Teach-In. All sessions are open to the public.

For the complete program, information on additional sessions and virtual meeting links, and to register for the Oct. 14 event, visit lewisu.edu/peaceteachin.