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Two-time Catholic Media Association award winner to lecture at Benedictine University

October 4, 2018

Charles Camosy, Ph.D.Charles Camosy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theological and Social Ethics at Fordham University in New York, NY will lecture twice at Benedictine University, 5700 College Rd., Lisle, IL 60532 as part of Benedictine’s Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture Series.

Camosy will present A Non-Violent Dinner Table: A Christian Critique of US Eating Practices, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16 at Kindlon Hall (4th floor, St. Benedict’s Chapel) and Could a Non-Human Animal be a Person? – an Analysis from Christian Ethics, at 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, at Kindlon Hall (5th floor reception room). Both events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Center for Mission and Identity (CMI) and the Department of Theology at Benedictine University, the Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture Series was created over a decade ago by Fr. Philip Timko, OSB, to develop an understanding of what it means to be a Catholic university grounded in the Benedictine tradition.

Visiting scholars are chosen annually from a variety of disciplines so that over time, each of the major academic areas at Benedictine have a connection to the series.

An author of four books in addition to more than 20 published articles in several national publications and major newspapers, Camosy is a two-time winner of the Catholic Media Association award, a recipient of the Robert Byrne award and was recently selected for the international working group “Contending Modernities” which attempts to bring secular liberalism, Catholicism, and Islam into dialogue and with bioethics.

Camosy is also the founder of the Catholic Conversation Project, serves on the board of Democrats for Life, and advises the ethics committee of the Children’s Hospital of New York.

CMI supports the ongoing development of Catholic social teaching and the Catholic intellectual tradition at Benedictine. CMI works to communicate a common mission, to provide programming that supports the University's Catholic identity and Benedictine heritage, and maintains that tradition while nurturing a culture of lifelong learning, responsible leadership, social engagement, and religious and cultural dialogue within the entire University community.

People interested in attending either lecture or both can contact Lynn Dransoff at 630-829-6250 or at


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the ninth consecutive year in 2019. Benedictine University was also named the second-safest campus in the country and safest campus in Illinois by in 2019. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about the University, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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