October 9, 2006
Faith and Justice: Reflections on the War in Lebanon
On October 10, 2006, Charbel Batour, S.J., presented the lecture entitled "Faith and Justice: A Lebanese Jesuit Provides Ethical Reflection on his experience of War in Lebanon". The event was sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, in collaboration with Campus Ministry, Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service, Jesuit Community, Office of the College Dean, and Office of Mission and Ministry.
Charbel Batour, SJ, teaches at the College Notre-Dame de
Jamhour in Lebanon.
Born in Lebanon, he studied
biology at the Lebanese
University before joining
the Jesuits in 1988. He continued his studies in Arabic literature, Islamic
studies, and French language and literature at Cairo University.
He then studied theology in Paris and Cambridge before earning his doctorate in theology from Boston College;
his thesis was on reconciling the ideas of Lacan and Vasse with Christian
concepts of motivation.