|The Love Your Neighbor Coalition consists of United Methodists committed to the embodiment of God’s love and justice within and through the people and mission of The United Methodist Church. The core of our faith is found in Jesus’ response to the question “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” – to “love God with all our heart, soul (being) and mind” and to “love neighbor as self” (Matthew 22:36-40). These hold ancient “law and prophets” together with our contemporary Book of Discipline, Social Principles, and Book of Resolutions. Our mission is to assure The United Methodist Church is fully open to the presence, love and grace of God offered to all people.
LYNC is a coalition of thirteen partner organizations, and each has agreed to work together around the intersections of common justice issues and shared values.
For more information, see: http://www.lyncoalition.org/
|The Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture Series is pleased to welcome Sister Helen Prejean to campus on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. The title of the lecture is “Dead Man Walking—The Journey Continues.”
Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on the death penalty and helping to shape the Catholic Church’s newly vigorous opposition to state executions. She travels around the world giving talks about her ministry. She considers herself a southern storyteller.
Tickets to the Shilling Lecture are free and open to the public. They will be available through the Wm. Chris & Tina M. Mathers Box Office at 512-863-1378. (Priority will be given to students, faculty, staff and friends of Southwestern. Available on a first come, first served basis.) Ticket pick-up starts at 5 p.m. on the day of the event at the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center Jim and Pat Walzel Lobby. Doors open for seating at 6 p.m.
Sister Helen’s books Dead Man Walking and Death of Innocents will be on sale before and after the lecture. She will be available to autograph copies after the lecture. All proceeds benefit her Ministry Against the Death Penalty.