Staley Lectures Bring Ethical Leadership to Life
The concept of ethical leadership, Meredith’s 2007-08 campus theme, was brought to life by Al Staggs, who presented the 2007 Staley Lectures on September 25-26.
Using the writings of his characters, Staggs portrays several influential faith figures from the 20th century. On September 25 he portrayed Archbishop Oscar Romero and Habitat for Humanity co-founder Clarence Jordan. On September 26, Staggs portrayed German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who expressed moral outrage at the Nazi treatment of Jews.
“The Staley lectures were set in place to reflect the ethical leadership theme from the perspective of three Christians who spoke and acted against inhumane systems in the U.S., El Salvador and Nazi Germany,” said Meredith Chaplain Sam Carothers.Founded in 1969, the Staley Lectures are funded by the Thomas F. Staley Foundation.