The Lin Great Speakers Series

The Lin Great Speakers Series is presented to the public as a community service. The lectures are made possible by an endowment established in memory of Shu-Chi Lin by his widow, Mrs. Chang Le-Chiao Lin, and their son, Vincent Lin, Ph.D., a St. Mary’s alumnus and former faculty member.

Each year, the Lin Great Speakers Series lecture is preceded by the Conference on Justice and Social Concerns, during which the campus community explores important social and justice issues affecting society.

This year’s theme will be sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies.

A Conversation on Race, Equality and Equity

This conversation provided insight into the concepts of race, equality and equity and discuss systematic barriers impacting underrepresented groups and strategies on how to overcome these challenges and share insights on how Catholic Universities can reflect anti-racist institutions.


  • Jonathan Butler, Esq., Equity Manager for the City of San Antonio
  • Tiffany Galvin Green, Ph.D., Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at John Carroll University
  • Christopher Whitt, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Creighton University

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Interfaith Friend, Interfaith Kin: Reflections on Fratelli Tutti

In his 2020 encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis stresses the idea of fraternity as the basis for good interreligious relations. But what does it really mean to call the Religious Other my brother or sister? How does that affect interreligious dialogue and cooperation? Can a broader vision of human kinship help us to heal the various divides — interreligious, interracial, intercultural, interpolitical — plaguing America today?


  • Rita George-Trvrtković, Ph.D.
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