Fr. Thomas Berry Lecture Fund

Professor Kathleen O’Gorman was a forerunner in highlighting the centrality of creation for practical theology, pastoral studies, and religious education. This was the case because of her interaction with passionate “Ecologian” Fr. Thomas Berry beginning in the early 1990s. In particular, because of her association with him, Loyola has in its archives hours of videotapes and pages of writings that are begging to be disseminated to a world in need of the challenge and wisdom that Thomas Berry still has to offer. 

This money will fund:

  • Digitization of select Thomas Berry material from Loyola’s Special Collections & Archives through an outsourced film digitization vendor to ensure the quality of the videos to archival standards.
  • Cataloging of videos, by Loyola’s Monroe Library staff, into the Louisiana Digital Library for online dissemination.
  • A film editor to produce videos from the digitized material for classes and retreats.
  • Development and dissemination of a User’s Guide as a resource for research, lesson plans, personal growth, etc.
  • Scholarships for graduate students to take LIM’s Religion and Ecology focus area courses.
  • An ad campaign to alert the wider public to these valuable resources and opportunities.

Funds raised for this project will go toward supporting the legacy of Professor Kathleen O'Gorman and the work of Thomas Berry of Loyola. 

 
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