At 40, Aimee Upjohn Light is a liberation theologian and eco-feminist, had Mercy Sr. Margaret Farley as her doctoral dissertation adviser at Yale in 2003, is editor of The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, and serves as an assistant professor of theology.
However, where she teaches theology might come as a surprise: Light serves on the faculty of conservative Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
This year's Call To Action Leadership Award went to Franciscan Sr. Pat Farrell. She accepted the award Saturday morning at the organization's national conference in Louisville, Ky.
In an email to Call To Action supporters, CTA's executive director Jim FitzGerald said that Farrell is "a model of the best of Catholic leadership: where leaders invite communal discernment of the signs of the times in light of the gospel – and are not afraid to follow where the Spirit leads."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Touring presidential libraries is a life goal of many an American. Perhaps touring libraries of Catholics will be (or is already?) a trip idea for Catholics.
A group of participants in Call To Action's pre-conference sessions on Friday visited the Abbey of Gesthemani. The monastery is located in Trappist, Ky., about 50 miles south of downtown Louisville. The writer Thomas Merton joined the Trappist monks there for his last 27 years, according to the monastery's website.