Catholic Media in a Polarized World: What Might Jesus Do?
Deep dive into Jesus' life, searching for a spirituality for divided times.
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Flowing from the research in his book The Church's Mission in a Polarized World, Fr. Aaron Wessman, Ph.D., will explore in this presentation how people in Catholic media might consider their role in a polarized US-American context, especially amid an election cycle.
Fr. Aaron will suggest resources for a hopeful response to polarization that both flow from the Christian tradition and are supported by social scientific research to be unitive responses to polarization. Ultimately, this presentation will be a deep dive into Jesus' life, searching for a spirituality for divided times.
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Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Fr. Aaron Wessman is the Vicar General (1st Vice-President) and Director of Formation for the Glenmary Home Missioners (since 2019). He has a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of Louvain in Systematic Theology (2019) and is a Guest Lecturer at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.
Aaron serves on the Editorial Board for Review for Religious and the Advisory Board for the Conference of Major Superiors of Men Religious (CMSM). He gives conferences and publishes regularly on the intersection between Christianity and polarization, including his recent book The Church’s Mission in a Polarized World (New City Press). He also serves as a priest for two prison systems in the Cincinnati, Ohio, region.