The annual Rev. Bernie Clark, C.S.C. Lecture on Catholic social tradition was created by the Center for Social Concerns in 2009 in order to highlight the issues and themes within the Catholic social tradition, and to inspire students to live out Fr. Bernie’s message of promoting social justice. This event honors Fr. Bernie, who died young but influenced students with his life lesson of the “Theory of Enough.”
The endowed lecture this year will be a dialogue between Scott Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor of Islamic Studies and director of the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, a leading Islamic religious figure from Dearborn, Michigan, on how peace and justice can be achieved through interfaith dialogue between two of the world's leading faith traditions.