FutureChurch 2020 Fall Event

MAKING SENSE OF 2020: BEING CHURCH TODAY

Please join us as FutureChurch commemorates 30 years of inspiring work, boldy confronts new challenges, and embraces emerging opportunities with hope as we work together for a more just, more inclusive Church and world.

This year, as FutureChurch commemorates 30 years of working for reform, we want you to know just how deeply grateful we are for your past support of and participation in the work and mission of FutureChurch. Together we are making a difference! And we hope you'll join us as we host our 30th Annual Fall Event online via Zoom  across two remarkable evenings -- October 22nd and October 27th at 7pm Eastern Time.  Be a part of it from the safety of your own home as charismatic activist-scholars help us "make sense of 2020" and look forward toward a brighter, more just, more inclusive future for all. Continue reading for the schedule; speaker biographies; and ticket, sponsorship and advertising information.

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Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm: Keynote Presentation & Christine Schenk Award for Young Catholic Leaders

Public, Prophetic, and Provocative: a new way of being church 

Dr. Cecilia González-Andrieu, Ph.D. presents a frank look at what the debris and fissures of our present moment reveal about what we must do differently as Church in the world and for the world. 

An internationally sought-after speaker and scholar, Cecilia González-Andrieu is Professor of Theology and Theological Aesthetics at Loyola Marymount University, where she also works on multiple initiatives to serve the Latinx community, especially undocumented students and workers. As a scholar-activist González-Andrieu speaks and marches with those who thirst for the liberative power of theological thought and is a contributing writer for America Magazine and a member of the board of directors of the Ignatian Solidarity Network. Bringing together her scholarship, teaching, and service she has dedicated herself to educating and empowering young Catholics to embody a “faith that does justice.”  She received her Ph.D. in Art & Religion and Systematic Theology from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and is also a double alumna of LMU. A respected lecturer on issues of political theology, theological aesthetics, and Latino theology González-Andrieu was just named the GTU’s 2020 Alumna of the Year. She is the author of the acclaimed book Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty, co-editor of Teaching Global Theologies: Power and Praxis, and a contributor to many other books and international journals, including Go Into the Streets: The Welcoming Church of Pope Francis and the forthcoming Miradas a todo color: Teologías feministas contextuales ibero-americanas.

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Doris (Wagner) Reisinger Accepts the Sr. Christine Schenk Award for Young Catholic Leaders

An advocate for victim-survivors of sexual abuse, Doris (Wagner) Reisinger is a scholar, philosopher, theologian, author, and former nun.

Reisinger currently serves as a research assistant in the Department of Catholic Theology at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and is a professor at Jesuit’s University Sankt Georgen. She is currently serving as a fellow on the Gender, Sex, and Power: Towards a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church project at Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism at the University of Notre Dame. While a nun, she was sexually assaulted by an Austrian priest who was an official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Reisinger left her order in 2011 and finished her theology studies in 2014. That same year, she published her autobiography, which recounts her experiences as a victim-survivor of sexual assault within the Roman Catholic Church. In 2018, she made international headlines when she spoke of her experiences at the Voices of Faith Conference in Rome, prompting the resignation of her abuser.

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Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm: Louis J. Trivison Award and Presentation by Bryan N. Massingale*

Racial Justice and the Catholic Church

A leader in the field of theological ethics and preeminent voice for racial justice in the American Church, Bryan N. Massingale is the James and Nancy Buckman Professor of Theological and Social Ethics, as well as the Senior Ethics Fellow in Fordham’s Center for Ethics Education.

He is a past Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium and a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Massingale strives to be a scholar-activist through serving faith-based groups advancing justice in society. He has served as a consultant to the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, providing theological assistance on issues such as criminal justice, capital punishment, environmental justice, and affirmative action. He has also been a consultant to the National Black Catholic Congress, Catholic Charities USA, the Catholic Health Association, Catholic Relief Services, the Leadership Conference of Religious Women, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, the National Catholic AIDS Network, and the antiracism teams of Call to Action and Pax Christi USA. He is an active participant in a network of Catholic thought leaders striving for fuller inclusion of LGBT persons in society and the faith community. He is the author of Racial Justice and the Catholic Church.

*Meet and Greet  Session with Bryan Massingale for Meet and Greet Ticket holders and Sponsors at 6:30pm. 

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Ticket Levels

FutureChurch's annual fall event serves as a major fundraiser to support our initiatives and programs. Ticket prices reflect this reality. Please consider the options and choose the one that best suits your viewing needs and reflects your ability to support the mission of FutureChurch! Thank you!

Student - $10.00

  • Links to both evenings (October 22 with Dr. Cecilia González-Andrieu and Doris Wagner & October 27 with Fr. Bryan Massingale -- both nights at 7pm Eastern Time)
  • Access to the exclusive Meet and Greet time with Fr. Bryan Massingale at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
  • A limited number of student tickets are available for those in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate studies viewing on their own. For families with students, please consider a household or partner level ticket.

Individual - $30.00

  • Links to both evenings (October 22 with Dr. Cecilia González-Andrieu and Doris Wagner & October 27 with Fr. Bryan Massingale -- both nights at 7pm Eastern Time)

Household - $60.00 (up to 5 viewers)

  • Links to both evenings (October 22 with Dr. Cecilia González-Andrieu and Doris Wagner & October 27 with Fr. Bryan Massingale -- both nights at 7pm Eastern Time)

Partner - $150.00 (up to 5 viewers)

  • Partner level tickets help fund the reduced pricing for students and make the video recordings of both evenings available to everyone.
  • Links to both evenings (October 22 with Dr. Cecilia González-Andrieu and Doris Wagner & October 27 with Fr. Bryan Massingale -- both nights at 7pm Eastern Time)
  • Access to the exclusive Meet and Greet time with Fr. Bryan Massingale at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
  • A copy of the book, Racial Justice and the Catholic Church, by Fr. Bryan Massingale
  • Recognition in the post-event video

Watch Party - $300.00 (more than 5 viewers)

  • Perfect for religious communities, campus ministry programs, and parish groups: view together or separately!
  • Links to both evenings (October 22 with Dr. Cecilia González-Andrieu and Doris Wagner & October 27 with Fr. Bryan Massingale -- both nights at 7pm Eastern Time)
  • Special "shout out" during both evenings
  • Access to the exclusive Meet and Greet time with Fr. Bryan Massingale at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.

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Sponsorships & Advertising

There are multiple sponsorship and advertising opportunities available.
Please visit the sponsor link above for details and to register as a sponsor. Please contact us at 216.228.0869 if you would like to advertise.