Speaker questions ‘evil in the modern world’


In the wake of recent tragedies in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., one cannot help but wonder what compels a person to commit acts of cruelty toward others.

Mercyhurst University – The North East Campus presents Robert Harris, Ph.D, assistant professor of religious studies, and James Beaulieu, Psy.D., director of wellness and counseling, as they explore this subject in “Dissecting Evil in the Modern World,” Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alex Theatre.

The event is a part of the Mercyhurst North East Cultural Series. It is free and open to the public.

The pair of presenters will speak to compelling and challenging questions that address the radical reality of human suffering: How is it that people are induced to commit evil, even when they consider themselves good? If there is an all-powerful, all knowing, and all-loving God, why is there so much pain and unspeakable suffering – or do we blame it on “psychological evil?”

Don’t miss “Dissecting Evil in the Modern World,” a compelling evening of inquiry that speaks to the innermost workings of the human mind and spirit.

For more information on this event, or other events in the Mercyhurst North East Cultural Series, call Patti Sullivan at 814-725-6277.


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