MVP Fridays: "How do we get past polarization?"


Location: Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering Atrium

MVP Fridays: meaning, values, purpose; tackling the big questions

Join the Center for Social Concerns for Friday afternoons on home football weekends for lectures by national leaders, journalists, and writers on questions of meaning, values, and purpose. Each lecture will be followed by a reception and both lecture and reception will take place in the atrium of Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering from 4 to 6 p.m.

September 9: How do we get past polarization?

Ralph McCloud, director, Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Ralph McCloud is the director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an anti-poverty program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It works to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities. It has a complementary mission of educating on poverty and its causes. This dual pastoral strategy of education for justice and helping people who are poor speak and act for themselves reflects the mandate of the Scriptures and the principles of Catholic social teaching. Ralph has served as the national director for eight years.

Prior to working the USCCB, Ralph worked as division director of pastoral and community services in the Diocese of Fort Worth Texas. In this capacity he supervised the Departments of Family Life, Peace and Justice, African American Ministry, Ministry to the Incarcerated, Ministry to People with Disabilities, Hospital Ministry and Hispanic Ministry. 

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