Faculty Update: Eric Bugyis - A Critical Look at Religion

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Lecturer Eric Bugyis, who teaches the philosophy of religion, will talk about "Pope Francis's Dirty Wars" at the next Scholarly Selections event.

Dr. Eric Bugyis, lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & SciencesUW Tacoma Lecturer Eric Bugyis has a lot to say about contemporary religious thought. He is a regular contributor to Commonweal, the U.S.’s “oldest independent Catholic journal of opinion.” Recently his columns have included:

It Is Marxism!” September 22, 2015 – a commentary on what Pope Francis says and where his statements fall on the political spectrum;

Contraception in Context,” September 4, 2015 – a way of looking at birth control as a part of a larger process of procreation;

Integral Equality,” June 30, 2015 -- a thoughtful piece about religious responses to last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.

Dr. Bugyis is the featured speaker at the next Scholarly Selections lecture, presented by the Washington State Historical Society in collaboration with UW Tacoma. The event is on January 21, 2016, at 6:30 p.m., at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Avenue, across the street from the UW Tacoma campus.

The title of Dr. Bugyis’s talk is “Pope Francis’s Dirty Wars.” He will describe how Francis’s experiences as a provincial superior in Argentina during that country’s “Dirty Wars” inform his role today as Pope. The talk is free and open to the public, and more information is available from the Museum at (253) 272-9747.

Written by: 
John Burkhardt / January 15, 2016
Media contact: 

John Burkhardt, UW Tacoma Communications, 253-692-4536 or johnbjr@uw.edu