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Creighton Jesuit to Deliver Annual Loyola Lecture at Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Raymond A. Bucko, S.J., of Creighton University will present Le Moyne College's annual Loyola lecture on Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. The title of the lecture is “Can We Talk? Considering the Future of Interreligious Dialogue Through Reflecting on Its Past and Present.”

Taking anthropological and experiential perspectives, Father Bucko will examine his own experiences with peoples of other religious traditions and the prospects of interreligious dialogue in academic settings. The talk focuses on Lakota, Turks and Greeks.

Father Bucko is a professor of anthropology and Native American studies, and serves as the chair of Creighton's sociology and anthropology department and director of the university's Native American Studies Program. He is an advisor to the Sioux Spiritual Center on inculturation.

The Loyola Lecture is an event in which a Jesuit scholar, or a scholar who speaks on a topic related to Jesuit education, theology or church life, is invited to address the campus community.

This year's event is sponsored by Le Moyne's Jesuit community and is free and open to the public.

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posted on: 3/24/2010