Dr. Chris Tirres, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, DePaul University
The seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism affirms “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” What does this mean for us in 2017? Dr. Chris Tirres will inspire us with his discussion of the prophetic work of Brazilian theologian Ivone Gebara, who has written extensively on the topic of "relatedness" and the way that it challenges us to think beyond human and male-centered ways of knowing.
In addition to his role at DePaul, Dr. Tirres is a Visiting Professor at the Catholic Theological Union. He is the author of The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith: A Dialogue Between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought (Oxford University Press, 2014) as well as a number of scholarly essays and chapters. Most recently, he was awarded a DePaul fellowship for a community-based research project entitled "Stories of Solidarity: Interfaith Engagement with Detained Immigrants." For this project, he is working with the Chicago-based organization Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants (ICDI).