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Channel 46 and Church in the 21st Century Collaboration: This year, Dr. Timothy Muldoon (Director, Center for the "Church in the 21st Century") and Kevin Kersten S.J. are planning regular collaboration. Several co-productions are being arranged, featuring BC students on cameras in dialouge with experts on matters of Faith and Justice. An Advent Series and Lenten Series featuring Fr. Michael Himes is also in the works.

Send Photos to Channel 46: Channel 46 wants to post your photos from BC and abroad online and on television. Send feedback and your photos to .

Watch our Channel 46 special feature entitled "Ignatian Project: Understanding Ignatian Spirituality".

Faith, Peace & Justice Events

Matters of Life and Death: Religion and Law at the Crossroads: The Boston College Law & Religion Program's inaugural conference will bring international scholars together to discuss law, religion and biotechnology. It will be divided into two panel discussions on euthanasia and stem cell research. A buffet lunch will be held for the symposium participants, as well as a dinner for the participants, faculty, student members and the program sponsor. The Boston College Law & Religion Program is committed to a broad, open and diverse exploration of the intersection between law and religion. The program finds this mission in Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic identity and its distinctive commitment to scholarship on religion. More

Maria Full of Grace: A film telling the story of a young woman in rural Colombia who is offered the opportunity to be a drug mule to the United States. Far from the uneventful trip she is promised, Maria is transported into the risky and ruthless world of international drug trafficking. Her mission becomes one of determination and survival and she finally emerges with the grace that will carry her forward into a new life. Post-film discussion led by Harvard Professor of Anthropology Catalina Laserna. Part of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice film series, "The Meaning of Home: Migrant Lives through Film." More

Jon Sobrino, S.J. and the Vatican Notification: Theology Department Panel Discussion with: Roberto Goizueta - Who is Jon Sobrino? Michael Fahey, S.J. - Is a Vatican Notification Bad News? M. Shawn Copeland - What Should Theologians Make of This Event? More

From Revenge to Reconciliation: An Israeli and a Palestinian Find Hope After the Violent Death of Family Members: Ali Abu Awwad from Hebron and Nella Cassouto from Jerusalem will describe the painful losses their families have experienced and how they have turned to reconciliation as their hope for the future. Moderated by Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, SJ, Director of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem, this program is cosponsored by the Center and the Gasson Chair in Theology, the BC Jesuit Community,the Jesuit Institute, and the Office for University Mission and Ministry. More

Rethinking Black Women's Bodies: A Strategy for Liberation: "Rethinking Black Women's Bodies: A Strategy for Liberation," presented by Prof. M. Shawn Copeland, Theology Department. More

Does Religion Cause Violence?: "Does Religion Cause Violence?" presented by Prof. William T. Cavanaugh, University of St. Thomas, Theology Department. More

Grace as a Form of Life. A Wittgensteinian Interpretation of the Interference between Liturgy and Christian Ethics: "Grace as a Form of Life. A Wittgensteinian Interpretation of the Interference between Liturgy and Christian Ethics," presented by Prof. Thomas Schaertl, Catholic University. More

Social Entrepreneurship and Global Change: "Social Entrepreneurship and Global Change," with keynote speaker Fernande Raine, Changeleader and Managing Director of Talent, Ashoka. See website for further details. More

Responding to the Roots of Religious Violence and Fostering Hope for Religious Peacebuilding: Throughout history and in today’s world, violence has been and continues to be linked with religion. This disconcerting fact is especially difficult to comprehend for people of faith. This workshop will examine the roots of religious violence by looking at religious involvement in contemporary conflict, and the potential of religious peace-building efforts such as mediation by religious groups and efforts to promote inter-religious and intra-religious dialogue. Presenter: R. Scott Appleby, John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute, professor of history, University of Notre Dame. More



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Channel 46: The Big Picture

Purpose: Channel 46 attempts to realize in an appropriate way the mission of Boston College, as a Jesuit University, on the BC cable television system.

Mission: Channel 46 is committed to transmit quality programs based on themes of faith and justice, providing the occasion for reflection and discussion among the members of its target audience, thereby offering an alternative to the kinds of entertainment and information transmitted on BC's other fifty-one channels.

Target Audience: Channel 46 serves the members of the BC Community living on campus -- including students, staff, and faculty.

Background: Channel 46 began as a pilot project in September, 1999. After two years, encouraged by positive feedback, three developments occurred: (a) Channel 46 was placed under the auspices of BC's Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Father Joseph Appleyard, S.J.; (b) A Web Site was added to complement the cable channel; and (c) the programming schedule was revised so that now it consists mainly of Documentaries produced by undergraduate students who make up the Channel 46 staff. The project continued this way until July, 2005 when its status as a pilot project changed and Channel 46 became an ongoing enterprise.

Feedback: Your suggestions and reactions to Channel 46 are welcome. Please direct your feedback to the Channel 46 Executive Director, .

Join the Channel 46 Staff: If you would like to join the Channel 46 staff, please contact . Send your phone number for a preliminary interview. If you are an undergraduate with a desire and a flare for video editing, web-site management, on camera presentations, or television field production, please do apply.  First and Second year students are welcome to join us at a beginning salary rate, and there are work-study internships with a higher salary rate available for Juniors and Seniors.

Quote of the Month

Quote of the Month: Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
Pope John Paul II -- Pope John Paul II

University Notices

A New Key: Modern Belgian Art From the Simon Collection - Library Exhibit: Modernist scholarship has focused on Paris, Berlin, Moscow, and New York as the centers of modern art--this exhibition challenges the canon by highlighting Belgium. A New Key features artists such as by René Magritte, James Ensor, Frits van den Berghe, Paul Delvaux, Théo van Rysselberghe, Emile Claus, Léon Spilliaert, and Constant Permeke among others. It reveals how the history of modern art looks different when viewed from the vantage point of this “marginal” center. Curated by Jeffery Howe. More

Katrina and Climate: Is There A Link Between Hurricane Hazards and Global Climate Change: A Geological Perspective: “Katrina and Climate: Is There A Link Between Hurricane Hazards and Global Climate Change: A Geological Perspective," presented by Amy Frappier, Ph.D., Geologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Boston College. Reservations required; please call 617-552-8300. More

University Master Plan On Track for Fall Completion: What will BC look like in 30 years? Learn more about the campus master plan that's now underway. BC Chronicle * Project site

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