The Gerber Institute is pleased to announce a lecture by Dr. Margaret Pfeil, professor of theology at Notre Dame. Dr. Pfeil’s talk will consider a restorative approach to justice and draw correlations to the specific issues raised by racial reconciliation, using examples and inviting the audience to offer their own examples.

This event is free and open to the public.


Dr. Margaret R. Pfeil – “Restorative Justice and Racial Reconciliation”

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Dugan-Gorges Conference Center (located in Newman University’s Dugan Library and Campus Center)


Dr. Margaret R. Pfeil holds a joint appointment in the Theology Department and in the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame. She is a Faculty Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Her research interests include Catholic social thought, racial justice, ecological ethics, ecumenical dialogue, and peace studies. With Tobias Winright, she co-edited Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred: They Shall Be Called Children of God (Orbis Books, 2012). With Gerald Schlabach, she is co-editor of Sharing Peace: Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation (Liturgical Press, 2013), and with Laurie Cassidy and Alex Mikulich she is co-author of The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance (Palgrave, 2013). She is a co-founder and resident of the St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker Community in South Bend, Indiana.