The Scherer Lecture 2018


Beyond Toleration: Intercultural Mission as Prophetic Dialogue

October 2, 2018  4 p.m.

Dr. Roger Schroeder
Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD Professor of Mission and Culture, Catholic Theological Union

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Striving to build interculturality—mutually enriching and challenging relationships among cultures, races, nations, and generations—is an invitation and challenge at the heart of participating in any aspect of ministry and God’s mission.  The understanding and practice of prophetic dialogue provides the underlying theology and spirituality. Schroeder will use the image/parable of “entering someone else’s ‘garden’” to reflect upon the missiological, biblical, and practical foundations and the implications for an “Intercultural Mission as Prophetic Dialogue” in our world today.

Professor Roger Schroeder’s recent writing and activity is focused on world Christianity, interculturality, and indigenous peoples. He is the author of What Is the Mission of the Church? A Guide for Catholics (2018) and coauthored with Stephen Bevans of Constants in Context: A Theology of Mission for Today (2004) and Prophetic Dialogue: Reflections on Christian Mission Today (2011). Schroeder worked as a Catholic missionary in Papua New Guinea for six years. He holds a doctorate in missiology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception follows the lecture.

It is funded through The Eleanor and Arnold Scherer Endowment Fund.

For more information contact Cheryl Hoth, assistant to the academic dean at or 773.256.0721

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