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ODU to Host “Grace in the Age of Anxiety” Virtual Seminar on Jan. 23

The seminar was originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 24, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Nov 23, 2020

Ohio Dominican University’s Master of Arts in Theology program will host a free daylong virtual seminar on Saturday, Jan. 23, that will address topics, issues and concerns related to faith, recent instances of social unrest, and the current COVID-19 global health crisis. “Grace in the Age of Anxiety” will take place online from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The seminar was originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 24, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

The seminar will feature presentations on a variety of topics by ODU faculty and guests; a special panel discussion; and an opportunity for questions and answers. The event is co-directed by Mary Filice, Ph.D., director of ODU’s Master of Arts in Theology Program, and David Belcastro, Ph.D., adjunct professor of Graduate Studies at ODU.

“This seminar is for anyone who is struggling with their faith during the coronavirus pandemic and other recent events, which have caused tremendous stress and anxiety in many individuals,” Filice said. “Participants will have an opportunity to explore and discover ways in which the Catholic tradition cultivates a life of faith that transforms despair into hope, and fear into love.”

To register for this seminar, visit ohiodominican.edu/FaithSeminar.

“Grace in the Age of Anxiety” will feature the following presentations:

“Faith, Reason and the Gift of Doubt”
Robert Gervasi, Ph.D.
President, Ohio Dominican University

“The Theology of Anxiety, Fear and Depression”
Mary Filice, Ph.D.
Master of Arts in Theology Program Director, Ohio Dominican University

“Lamentation in the Age of Anxiety”
Leo Madden, S.T.D., S.T.B., S.S.L
Associate Professor of Theology and Department Head, Ohio Dominican University

“Grace Period: Resting Place and Wrestling Mat”
Andrea Pannell, OPA
Episcopal Moderator of Development and Planning, Diocese of Columbus