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Meet Public Conversationalist Joan Chittister

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB, is a social psychologist, communications theorist, best-selling author, and well-known international lecturer. A regular columnist for the National Catholic Reporter, she has received 11 honorary degrees and awards plus recognition from countless organizations for her work for justice, peace, and equality, especially for women.

Sister Joan will appear with Juan Williams and Angelo Pizzo at the 11th annual Public Conversation on November 5, 2006 at Clowes Hall. Indiana author Scott Russell Sanders will moderate a spontaneous exchange between these three notable individuals as they explore the 2006 festival theme, Tradition & Innovation.

For tickets to this free event, visit the Clowes Memorial Hall box office, Butler University, 4602 Sunset Avenue. Box office hours are 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday. Group tickets can be reserved by calling Spirit & Place at (317) 278-3623.

On Monday, November 6, 7 p.m., Sister Joan will speak at the University of Indianapolis on Bringing Treasures from the Storehouse: Wisdom from the Past for Spiritual Journeys.

New Website Feature!

Check out the new event locator on the Spirit & Place website. Using the very latest technology, the event locator offers a searchable map of all festival events.
Become a Program Partner in 2007

Organizations interested in participating in the 2007 Spirit & Place Festival are invited to share ideas and explore the opportunities and issues within the 2007 theme, Living Generously, at one of three upcoming meetings on October 18 (Indianapolis Art Center), October 25 (Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, and October 29 (Franklin College). Click here for more information.

Spirit & Place is made possible by the generous support of several major donors.
University of Indianapolis Lilly Endowment INC The Indianapolis Foundation
Butler University IUPUI
Indianapolis Public Library Community Health Network
The Center On Philanthropy at Indiana University Christian Theological Seminary
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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