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Regis College 2022 Chancellor’s Lecture

November 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm






Linda Hogan
Professor of Ecumenics
Trinity College, Dublin


Professor Hogan has taught and published widely on religion and ethics and is the author of three significant monographs:

  • Keeping Faith with Human Rights, Washington DC., Georgetown University Press, 2015. Finalist American Academy of Religion Best Book 2015
  • Confronting the Truth: Conscience in the Catholic Tradition, New York, Paulist Press, and London, Darton, Longman & Todd, 2000, (Extract reprinted in Readings in Moral Theology No. 14, ed. Charles Curran, New York, Paulist Press, 2004)
  • From Women’s Experience to Feminist Theology, Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press, 1995, 1998. Reissued in 2018 in a 2nd edition in the Bloomsbury Academic Collections Religion, Sexuality and Gender Series London, 2016

Professor Hogan is a Bridge Builder, a Global Leader, and Leading Instructor and Researcher:

  • An ethicist, ecumenist, and vice-provost of Trinity College Dublin from 2011-2016.
  • Instrumental in establishing the Loyola Institute, Trinity College Dublin, which has ensured the sustainability of Jesuit third-level education on the island of Ireland.
  • Co-chair for 12 years, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. She chaired three of their conferences, Padua (2006); Trent (2010); Sarajevo (2018).
  • Internationally recognized researcher, who has been invited to contribute to policy initiatives for the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency, the World Bank, and the Northern Ireland Commission for Human Rights.
  • An ethicist and ecumenist, she draws on Scripture and Tradition in a way that is faith-filled and context-sensitive. She approaches questions of conscience and ethics with respect for context as a genuine site of discernment and the sincerity of opposing views.

In 2015 Professor Hogan was elected to the Board of Concilium and in 2018 she was appointed to the Board of the Laudato Si Institute, University of Oxford. Her teaching and research interests span Religion, Gender, and Human Rights; Ethics in International Affairs; Ethics of Globalization; Biomedical Ethics; Human Rights in Theory and Practice; and Comparative Social Ethics.

As part of the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, Linda met with Pope Francis in 2017 to present the pope with the network’s volume on feminist theology, titled Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, co-edited with Nigerian Jesuit Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator. This collection seeks to promote theologians from various parts of the world, notably those regional voices that are often underrepresented.


Regis College and the University of St. Michael’s College collaborate to offer the Regis St. Michael’s Faculty of Theology in the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto. For more information contact, regis.presidentsoffice@utoronto.ca



November 18, 2022
7:30 pm


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