The Records Project, run by The Marshall Project, is a curated collection of some of the most gripping and dependable criminal justice journalism from across the internet. Check out their record on Rikers Island, and come watch and discuss "RIKERS: An American Jail" on October 23, hosted by the Boisi Center and co-sponsored with the Department of Theology.
Theology and Film
Film offers a rich medium to explore theology and religion, and is an effective vehicle for exploring the ways theology and religion coexist, conflict, and interact with human experience and modern life. The purpose of this Symposium will be to screen and discuss films that can be termed theological or religious in their narrative content, themes, and images. More information and how to apply can be found here.
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Upcoming Fall 2017 Events
For a complete listing for all of our Fall 2017 events, click here.
"RIKERS: An American Jail" A Film by Bill Moyers
Screening and Panel Discussion
Monday, October 23, 2017
Stokes Hall S195 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Featuring panelists Tom Lynes, Marina McCoy (Boston College), Joli Sparkman, and Stephen Pope (Boston College). Moderated by Erik Owens (Boston College).
Co-sponsored with the Department of Theology.
U.S. Foreign Policy After ISIS
Glenn Carle, Author; Former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats, National Intelligence Council
Monday, October 30, 2017
McGuinn 121 • 5:30 pm
Co-sponsored with the Islamic Civilizations and Societies Program.
Educating for Modern Democracy
November 7-10, 2017
Featuring plenary sessions with Charles Taylor and José Casanova (with Erik Owens moderating), Charles Mathewes, David Campbell, George Yancy, Eduardo Mendieta, Seyla Benhabib, and Candace Vogler.
Erik Owens will moderate a panel discussion entitled "Modern Democracy, the Present Situation, and Higher Education: A Public Conversation" and featuring Charles Taylor (em. Department of Philosophy, McGill University) and José Casanova (Department of Sociology and the Berklee Center, Georgetown University). The panel will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:15 PM
Mark Massa, S.J. will moderate a panel discussion entitled "Civility in Public Discourse" and featuring Cathleen Kaveny (Department of Theology and the Law School, Boston College) and Vincent Rougeau (Dean of the Law School, Boston College). The panel will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM.
A conference schedule can be found here. A registration link will be added soon.
Co-sponsored with the Boston College Philosophy Department and organized in collaboration with the World Conference of Catholic University Institutions of Philosophy.
International Summit of Centers on Religion and Public Life
Thursday, November 16, 2017
By invitation only
The Boisi Center fosters conversations that seek to clarify the moral consequences of public policies in ways that help to maintain the common good while respecting America's increasing religious diversity. More about the Boisi Center's mission...
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