Discussion honors deceased thinkers

first_imgMembers of the Saint Mary’s College community gathered Tuesday to remember three great thinkers who died within almost one month of each other this time last year. The memorial honored Edward Schillebeeckx, who died Dec. 23, 2009, Mary Daly, who died Jan. 3, 2010 and Howard Zinn, who died Jan. 27, 2010. Sr. Kathleen Dolphin, director of the Center for Spirituality, spoke about Schillebeeckx, a Dominican priest who worked to reshape theology. “Dominicans were very influential in recasting theology in newer ways of thinking,” Dolphin said. Dolphin said she decided to study Schillebeeckx’s works while she worked to complete her doctorate at the University of Chicago. “I knew with great clarity that I wanted to study Edward Schillebeeckx,” she said. Dolphin said she worked with his sermons and had the opportunity to study directly with Schillebeeckx. “He was so personable and so helpful,” she said. Religious studies professor Stacy Davis spoke about Mary Daly, a feminist who worked to empower women. Daly was extremely well educated and earned three PhDs, Davis said. “Daly is probably the best example of what an educated woman is capable of,” Davis said. Davis described Daly as a “radical feminist.” “The only way you can really exist is just to be free,” Davis said. “What she wanted for everybody was to exist free from patriarchy, free from oppression.” Davis said Daly left the Church because of its patriarchal structure. “Her argument was you should not waste your time banging your head against a wall,” Davis said. “She was not persuaded that Christian institutions would do the right thing on their own.” Davis said Daly was ahead of her time and directed many of her efforts toward creating equality for women. “To be a radical feminist is to choose life, both for women and men,” Davis said. Professor Jan Pilarski, director of the College’s Justice Education Department, spoke about Howard Zinn, and showed a short video based of off Zinn’s memoir. Pilarksi discussed how Zinn took life experiences and reflected on them in order to shape his lifestyle. Pilarksi said Zinn was a professor and worked to teach his students how to make changes. According to Pilarski, Zinn made modifications that were incremental to help his students question what was going on within society during the time of the Civil Rights Movement. “As young people, as scholars, as other faculty got involved, [they noticed] that they weren’t allowed to use the public libraries,” Pilarksi said. Pilarski said Zinn helped educate others about social issues so they could bring change to society. “They really reversed at least one institution and changed it so that the students and the faculty who were engaged in that struggle really kind of uprooted and transformed the institution and the community,” Pilarski said.last_img read more

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Cricket News Don’t stand by comments made by Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: Virat Kohli

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The controversy surrounding Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul’s comments on the talk show Koffee With Karan, hosted by Karan Johar, has snowballed for Pandya’s ‘outrageous’ comments on women. The BCCI have decided to take action and both players face the prospect of a potential two-match ban. Vinod Rai, the head of the Committee of Administrators, has given the suggestion and is waiting for Diana Edulji to give her approval. Speaking about the controversy in the pre-match press conference, India skipper Virat Kohli has bluntly said the Indian cricket team does not stand with the comments made by the two cricketers.“From the Indian cricket team point of view, any inappropriate comments that are made in that scenario are something that we definitely don’t support. We definitely as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated (to the two players). I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we definitely don’t align with those views and those are purely individual views. The two concerned players (have) felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what’s happened. Definitely it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right. We are still waiting for a decision to be made,” Kohli said.Read More | BCCI considers banning Pandya, Rahul for two games: ReportsPandya’s remarks were slammed as ‘misogynistic’, ‘racist’ by many Twitter users and the BCCI issued a showcause notice to the all-rounder along with Rahul, the other cricketer present on the show. Pandya had taken to Twitter to apologise for his remarks and expressed ‘regret’ over the comments when he responded to the showcause notice. The all-rounder has said the mistake will not be repeated in the future.Read More | Sincerely regret comments on Koffee With Karan show: Hardik PandyaThe situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya replied with laughter.Dressing room morale highDespite the controversy proving to be a distraction, Kohli maintained that the dressing room morale is high and they are determined to create more history in Australia. India recently broke their overseas woes and shattered 71 years of pain in Australia when they won a Test series for the first time Down Under. The Indian cricket skipper stated that although these comments are ‘inappropriate’, the morale is high.“You don’t have control over these things so you have to adjust with the situation and address it the way it comes to you and the way it unfolds. That’s how we’re looking at it. The combinations will have to be thought about once the decision comes out (from the BCCI) and from there on, we will see what needs to be done about the whole situation. We all are waiting just like everyone to understand what the decision will be. But from the Indian cricket team point of view this changes nothing in terms of our beliefs in the change room. It does nothing to the spirit that we’ve been able to create within the change room and these are purely individual opinions and something which as I said is inappropriate,” Kohli stated.The first ODI will be played on January 12 at the Sydney Cricket Ground and India will be determined to register their first win in a bilateral ODI series in Australia. last_img read more