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Racism is topic of university lecture

Creighton University’s justice and peace studies program will host a free talk on “Catholicism and Racism” Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m. at the university’s Hixson-Lied Auditorium in Omaha.

Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, and chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, is one of the featured speakers. Also speaking  is María Teresa Dávila, lecturer of theology and religious studies at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, and past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States.

They will explore the U.S. bishops’ 2018 document “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love: A Pastoral Letter Against Racism.”