American theologian Professor William Cavanaugh is delivering four public lectures in Wellington next week.
He is a Senior Research Professor at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University in Chicago. He has published extensively on politics and theology, consumerism and global economics, and on torture, terrorism and violence.
The internationally respected writer and speaker will deliver four free hour-long public lectures in Wellington on topical issues:
1. The Myth of Religious Violence: Does Religion Cause Violence? Monday 30 July: 6pm, Council Chambers, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade.
2. The Myth of the Free Market: The Unfreedom of the Free Market. Tuesday 31 July: 6pm, Council Chambers, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade.
3. The Myth of Prosperity: The Economy of Fantasy and the Current Global Financial Crisis. Wednesday 1 August: 12pm, RHLT2, Rutherford House, Thorndon.
4. The Myth of Consumerism: Christianity and Consumerism. Thursday 2 August: 6pm, Council Chambers, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade.