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Op 25 maart houdt Donal Dorr een lezing in Antwerpen over voorkeurspositie van de armen in het katholiek sociaal denken. 

Rev Dr. Donal Dorr sps is an Irish missionary priest, theologian, and social activist. Ordained in 1961, he obtained his doctorate in theology at Maynooth University, Ireland, in 1964. He engaged in intensive training in group work and more recently also as a therapist. After three years of lecturing in philosophy at Cork University, he went on to teach theology at various colleges in Ireland and at the National Institute for Moral and Religious Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. In the early 1980s he was the holder of the Cardinal Conway Research Fellowship in Theology of Development, Maynooth University. 

The main focus of his work and research has been on empowering grassroots activists in Africa and Ireland in working for justice and the care for the environment, in training religious leaders and activists in leadership skills, and in running spirituality workshops for people who are searching for meaning and purpose in their lives.

Prof. dr. Johan Verstraeten (KU Leuven) will critically reflect on Dr. Dorr’s contribution, followed by an exchange of thoughts and a discussion with the participating scholars.

The doctoral seminar will take place on Monday March 25th 2013, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Annex Building on the University of Antwerp City Campus. It is open to post-doctoral and doctoral researchers and invited master students of theology and other relevant disciplines such as sociology, political science and law. 

Free entrance, but registration by e-mail is required. We kindly refer you to the pdf brochure and our website for more information.