Romero Center Ministries was founded on March 24, 1998, on the eighteenth anniversary of the martyrdom of Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Our mission is to seek personal, communal, and societal transformation by living ministry as proclaimed in Christ’s Gospel. We understand that a commitment to end poverty and discrimination in our world is part of our Catholic faith.
The Romero Lecture is held around the anniversary of the martyrdom of Blessed Oscar Romero and is also our anniversary. The Lecture provides an opportunity to raise awareness and to approach current realities from the perspective of our Catholic faith, and to support Romero Center Ministries.
The event has included keynotes by: Msgr. Bob McDermott (Founder of RCM), John P. Hogan, Ph.D., Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, Sr. Helen Prejean, Diana Hayes, Ph.D., Rev. Daniel Groody, Anthony Campolo, Ph.D., Rev. Bryan Massingale, Carolyn Forché, Ph.D, Stephen Schneck, Ph.D, Jack Jezreel. Dr. Marianne Cusimano-Love, Dr. Maureen O’Connell, Fr. Willian Byron, S.J., and Bishop Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D, S.T.D.
The annual Romero Lectures are collected in two small volumes called “Romero’s Legacy: The Call to Peace and Justice.”
We hope this note finds you well and eager for the first days of spring.
We are delighted to share the news that Romero Center Ministries is partnering with Fordham University for this year’s Romero Lecture. This transition marks a new stage in our collaboration with Fordham University, following years of engagement with their students in Camden through their participation in our Urban Challenge Program. The students who joined us this past January now will be there to graciously welcome us into their Lincoln Center Campus in New York.
The Romero Lecture Keynote will be given -as part of an all-day Symposium- by Fr. David Marcotte, S.J., a clinical psychologist who you may have seen on the Today Show. Fr. Marcotte will deliver a talk on how community engagement can help you achieve a happy and purposeful life, as inspired by the legacy of Saint Oscar Romero. Fr. Marcotte’s presentation will be at 11;30 am.
We cordially invite you, your students, friends, and family to attend the Fordham University Center for Community Engaged Learning Inauguration Symposium
on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. he event will be held in the Lincoln Center campus in Midtown Manhattan (12th-floor Lounge, Lowenstein).
We hope you can attend, and we hope that you’ll keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we prepare for the big day!