Winright to Give Fleer Lecture

Winright.jpgThe Fleer Lecture at Central Methodist University will once again be an in-person event this year, with Dr. Tobias Winright slated to give the talk on April 12.

Winright’s presentation on “Just and Unjust Policing: Abolition or Reform?” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Linn Memorial United Methodist Church.

Winright is Associate Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theological Studies and Associate Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Gnaegi Centre for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. He is also an Associate Member of the Las Casas Institute, a research and outreach program based at the University of Oxford.

Winright’s research activity focuses on Catholic social thought, just war and just peace, criminal justice and police reform, ecotheology, and bioethics.

His most recent books are the T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Ethics, published in 2021 by Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, and Serve and Protect: Selected Essays on Just Policing, published in 2020 by Cascade Books.

He is associate editor of Health Care Ethics USA, and he has served as co-editor of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics. He was Vice President of the College Theology Society from 2019 to 2021.

The Fleer Lecture series on values-based education is generously funded by Dr. Gilbert Fleer ‘55 and his wife, Ruth ‘58. Fleer was an assistant professor of religion at CMU from 1959-1965. He went on to serve as a United Methodist counselor for many years counselling young adults. The Fleers’ strong support of leadership training led them to fund the Gil and Ruth Fleer Fund for Excellence in Values-Based Education at CMU.

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