The Gerber Institute will present a lecture by author Paula Huston, author of Forgiveness: Following Jesus into Radical Loving and several other spiritual works, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 7 in the Dugan-Gorges Conference Center, inside the Dugan Library and Campus Center on the Newman Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Paula Huston

Huston will link her reflections on forgiveness to current debates about capital punishment. Her lecture is the latest in a series of presentations sponsored by the Gerber Institute on the theme “Reconciling Differences.” Click on the link to the right to see all related events and posts.

In Forgiveness, Huston asserts that Christ’s injunction to forgive without measure is central to Christianity, and is not merely an option but a requirement. Copies of Forgiveness and other works by Huston will be available for purchase at the reading, courtesy of Eighth Day Books.

A popular speaker and retreat leader, Huston often appears at conferences, bookstores, churches, and other venues to speak on the topics of forgiveness, simplicity, and prayer, and the practice of the virtues. She has been a Newman Lecturer for several universities and has appeared on public radio stations and cable TV. In addition to Forgiveness, she is the author of The Holy Way: Practices for a Simple Life, a personal narrative about her struggles to incorporate into her life some of the practices of a contemplative monastic community in Big Sur, California.