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Siena Heights Religious Studies Faculty Explore Contemporary Themes of Theology

December 21, 2018 – Weber Retreat and Conference Center offers a three-part series of talks exploring contemporary themes of theology. Presented by faculty members of Siena Heights University’s Religious Studies Department, each of the three talks in the Siena Series begins at 1:30 p.m. at Weber Center.

The themes and dates of the talks are as follows:

  • “The Bible Says What?” Tuesday, February 5, 2019 – Professor Ian Bell explores issues raised by scriptural stories about women and shows how re-examining those stories can serve as a resource for the Church.
  • “The Problem with Providence,” Thursday, March 7, 2019 – Noting the common Christian belief in divine providence and the belief by some that God’s plan is not going well these days, Assistant Professor Wendy Crosby helps participants to understand how that providence might be leading them into action.
  • Catholicism in Crisis: Abuse, Accountability and Aspiration,” Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – Professor Joseph Raab discusses sexual abuse and the future of the Catholic Church in light of the “Me Too” Movement. [note title and date change]

The cost is $30 for the entire series or $10 for each individual talk. Registration is required and available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.



Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Speaks of Permaculture as aspect of Sustainability

December 12, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – The Adrian Dominican Sisters, with sustainability efforts and Permaculture areas on campus, was one of three Congregations of Sisters showcased by The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report for their environmental efforts. In the article, Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Director of the Office of Sustainability, speaks of the Congregation’s six-year practice of permaculture – a design principle that works in harmony with nature in agriculture – and other ways in which the Congregation in working to reduce its ecological footprint. Read the article by reporter Dan Stockman. For the section on Adrian Dominican Sisters, scroll down about halfway through the article. 



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