Boisi Center Sets Spring Schedule

Boisi Center Sets Spring Schedule

The spring semester schedule of events sponsored by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life will delve into such issues as Islamic politics and culture, genetics and social ethics, new trends in philanthropy, and the impact of secularization on society.

Included in the slate of activities is a series of luncheon lectures held at the center, located at 24 Quincy Road, from noon-1:15 p.m. The series begins next Wednesday, Jan. 23, with Prof. Ali Banuazizi (Psychology) presenting "Reflections on Political Islam After September 11."

Monan Professor of Theology Lisa Sowle Cahill will discuss "Genetics, Religion and Social Ethics" on Feb. 6, and Rev. Raymond Helmick, SJ, a part-time faculty member in Theology who has been involved in mediating several major sociopolitical conflicts, will give a talk on Feb. 20 titled "Northern Ireland: Inclusion or Exclusion in Promoting a Culture of Lawfulness."

Other entries in the luncheon series include "Religion in a Deliberative Society: What Really Happened to Us in the Age of Secularization," with Rev. Guido Dierickx, SJ, a professor of political science at Antwerp University, on March 13, and "The New Physics of Philanthropy: Money, Meaning and Motives," with Social Welfare Research Institute Director Prof. Paul Schervish (Sociology), on April 2.

More information on Boisi Center events is available at

-Sean Smith


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