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Erin Brigham to head USF’s Lane Center
January 25th, 2016

The University of San Francisco has appointed Erin Brigham, an adjunct professor of Catholic theology, to direct the Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought.

The center supports academic programs, research, and public dialogue about contemporary issues — from immigration to global warming — through the lens of Catholic social thought.

“Catholic social thought includes the Church’s teaching around the rights of workers, the rights of immigrants, and economic justice and peace,” Brigham said in a university announcement. “It provides a wealth of resources on how to engage in social analysis, theological reflection, and action on the behalf of justice.”

Brigham, a professor at USF since 2008, joined the Lane Center in 2010 as a research coordinator.

Brigham said one of her goals is to provide a forum for voices that “aren’t as represented in the formal leadership of the church” — such as women.

From January 28, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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