MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Film Screening: TokimaneFollowed by Q&A with Director John O'Keefe, Professor of Theology and Communications, Creighton University
5:00pm-6:30pm, McGuire Hall West, Andrew White Student Center
About the Event:
Tokimane is a 26-minute short documentary film about a trip that a team from Creighton University took to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in January, 2013. The film profiles the Catholic diocese of Tshumbe and the efforts of some remarkable people to rebuild after catastrophic war. Among those profiled are Nicolas Djomo, the charismatic bishop of the diocese, a religious woman trying to build a new university and a young woman doctor who cares for the sick in the midst of extreme poverty.
Sponsored by the Theology Department and Messina
A Self and Other Theme-Wide Event
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About the Speaker:
John J. O’Keefe, Ph.D. is a Professor of Theology and the holder of the A.F. Jacobson Chair in Communication at Creighton University. His academic research has focused on the history and theology of ancient Christianity, especially in the area of ancient interpretation of the Bible. He is currently interested in early Christian theologies of nature and the Christian theological contribution to the environmental movement. He is also the founding director of the Center for Catholic Thought at Creighton University and co-host of the popular podcast Catholic Comments.
As the holder of the Jacobson Chair, O’Keefe is involved in documentary film-making projects that explore the mission of the Church in the developing world.
O’Keefe received his MTS from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in 1987, and his MA and Ph.D. in Early Christian Studies from The Catholic University of America in 1990 and 1993. He joined the faculty of Creighton University in 1992.
O’Keefe is married and has four grown children. He and his wife Kathy are members of Ignatian Associates, a lay association dedicated to living according to the principles of Ignatian Spirituality. They live at Oakswing, in Ponca Hills, just north of the City of Omaha. Source: http://johnokeefe.us/