The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, in conjunction with Liverpool Archdiocese Justice & Peace Commission and The Archbishop Romero Trust, has the pleasure to host the Romero Lecture with Father Martin Maier SJ. Fr Martin Maier, a liberation theologian will be speaking on Thursday 20th March 2014 at 7pm at the Eden Lecture Theatre, Hope University, Hope University, Hope Park, L16 9JD. The theme of the lecture is ‘A church for the poor-Romero’s witness to the joy of the gospel.’
Fr Martin Maier SJ is a German Jesuit with an international reputation as a liberation theologian with first hand experience of political oppression. While he is currently rector of Berchmanskollegs, an institute of theology in Munich, he spent a long time in El Salvador, and continued serving while persecution was strife. He continues to do a lot in El Salvador, including teaching a theology course and ministering at the weekends at the same parish where he was originally a Parish Priest. In addition to this, he has been a visiting professor at the Central American University in San Salvador. He was curate to one of the Jesuits who was murdered by the regime in El Salvador in 1989.
The Annual Mass in remembrance of Archbishop Oscar Romero is also taking place on Sunday 23rd March from 10:30-12 at St Anne and St Bernard, Overbury Street, Edge Hill, Liverpool, L8 2TY. Refreshments will be available after mass.
For more information about both events, please phone 0151 522 1080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org