Boston College Associate Professor of Theology Rev. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., will present “Poverty: What did Jesus Preach? What does the Church Teach?” on Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. His lecture will explore how compassion for the poor reflects an acceptance of our own humanity and that of others, and is ultimately a key element of the journey to know Christ. Fr. Himes is a Franciscan priest and guest editor of the fall 2014 issues of C21 Resources, which is devoted to the issue of poverty. Fr. Himes is also author of Christianity and the Political Order: Conflict, Cooptation, and Cooperation and Responses to 101 Questions on Catholic Social Teaching, among other titles. Sponsors: The Church in the 21st Century Center, the School of Theology and Ministry, and the Theology Department.