“Be Not Afraid: Faith as the Cornerstone of Public Service” is the title of this year’s event, to be presented by Michael Steele. Mr. Steele is the former Chairperson of the Republican National Committee and currently a Senior Fellow at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
The annual Borgognoni Lecture in Catholic Theology & Religion in Society is supported by funds Monsignor Charles L. Borgognoni (a.k.a. Father Charles) established in 2007 in memory of his parents, Joseph and Amelia Borgognoni , to promote the study of Catholic theology and religion in society. During his 30 years on campus, he served as the Roman Catholic chaplain of St. Thomas More Chapel, raised $1 million for the construction of the John G. Alibrandi Catholic Center, and also served as the chaplain to the SU football and basketball programs. He was a visionary, teacher, mentor and friend to students and faculty alike. Augmented with a leadership gift from Judith Pistaki Zelisko ’72 and many additional contributors, the Borgognoni Fund exemplifies the affinity Father Charles felt for Syracuse University.
This event is co-sponsored by Hendricks Chapel and the State of Democracy Lecture Series coordinated by the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.
This event was first published on January 28, 2022 and last updated on March 25, 2022.
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- Free and open to the public
- CAS-Department of Religion
- Deborah Pratt
- ASL Interpretation
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