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Rev. A. Maria Arul Raja, S.J.: From Culture of Fragmentation to Culture of Communion

Lecture Date: September 11, 2012

Rev. A. Maria Arul Raja, S.J.About the Speaker: Rev. A. Maria Arul Raja, S.J. is an International Visiting Jesuit Fellow at Holy Cross for the 2012-2013 academic year. He hails from Chennai, India, where he is director of Studies in the Theologate at Vidyajyoti College's Arul Kadal Centre and supervisor of Doctoral Studies at the Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions at Loyola College in Chennai. His research has focused on subaltern studies, Dalit theology and theologies of the oppressed. At Holy Cross, he is teaching a Religious Studies course on Theologies of the Oppressed.

About the Talk: Fr. Raja uses the experience of the exclusion of the Dalit, the lowest caste of people in India, to to look at ways of building communities that break down discriminatory hierarchies.

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