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LIM's First Tuesdays speaker series kicks off in October

September 23, 2011

New Orleans culinary icon Leah Chase will kick off LIM's annual First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City free speaker series.

The Loyola University New Orleans Institute for Ministry will kick off its annual First Tuesdays: Spirituality in the City free speaker series with an address by New Orleans culinary icon Leah Chase on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Chase will deliver the presentation “I Just Pray and Keep On Going.”

Ms. Chase is chef and owner of Dooky Chase Restaurant and will provide dessert at her talk.

The November program will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 1, with a lecture by Rabbi Uri Topoloskey of Beth Israel Synagogue. Rabbi Topoloskey will present "This IS The Better World: The Universal Spiritual Message of Genesis 1-11.”

Other speakers this year include Nolan Rollins of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, Bishop Morris Thompson of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, and Sr. Mary Lou Specha of Café Reconcile.

The October and November presentations will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Lenes Hall, 130 Baronne Street, the parish center of the Jesuit Church, preceded by a light lunch at 12:15 p.m. Metered parking is available on the street, as well as at the many downtown lots and garages.

The First Tuesdays series runs through May and is designed to promote dialogue and understanding on topics of spirituality. Leaders from New Orleans’ Jewish and Christian communities lead conversations about their spiritual traditions and address the theme, “Spirituality in the City," from the perspective of life in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana.

The series is sponsored by LIM, the Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Catholic Book Store.

For more information call 504-529-1477 or visit http://www.loyno.edu/lplc/downtown.

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