CLINTON — Father Robert “Bud” Grant, Ph.D., associate professor of theology and director of General Education at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, will lead an open discussion of the “green” teaching of Pope Benedict XVI and how it relates to social justice on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., at Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Clinton.
Free and open to the public, the Advent Evening of Reflection, which is being presented by Prince of Peace Parish Pax Christi, is entitled, “Getting Ready for Incarnation — The word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
“We will review the church teaching, look at the environmental and social crises we are facing, focus on Roman Catholic theology, then try to imagine some solutions and what they would look like ‘on the ground’ (i.e. in practice),” explained Fr. Grant. He will be accompanied by two student members of GREENLIFE, the St. Ambrose University campus environmental organization.
Fr. Grant was a planner and featured presenter at the Oct. 3-4 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Des Moines. He has been guest lecturer and consultant at numerous universities and symposiums on theology and the environment throughout the Midwest. He is the author of three novels and countless articles including a recent publication on the “green theology” of St. Ambrose of Milan.
Prince of Peace Church is located at 1105 LaMetta Wynn Drive, just off of Mill Creek Parkway. For directions go to www.jcpop.org. For more information, call the parish office, (563) 242-7611.