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Fall 2015 Events
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Prophetic Republicanism: The Civil Religious Tradition in American History

Philip Gorski, Yale University
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM

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Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change

Monday, September 28 - Thursday, October 1
Murray Function Room • Robsham Theater


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Bonhoeffer's Transformative Encounters with the American Prophetic Tradtion
14th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture

Charles Marsh, University of Virginia
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Higgins 300 • 5:30 - 7:00PM

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Nostra Aetate: A Catholic and Jewish Peace Treaty or a Spiritual Breakthrough?

James Bernauer, Boston College
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Boisi Center • 12-1:15PM

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The Outlook for Religious Pluralism in Syria

Charles Glass, Television Journalist and Author
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Heights Room • 7:00-8:30PM

Co-sponsored by the Department of Slavic Eastern Languages and Literatures and Christian Solidarity International (CSI)

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Do Guns Make Us Free?

Firmin DeBrabander, Maryland Institute College of Art
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM

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The Bible in Early America: Colonies, Empire, Revival, War

Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Devlin 101 • 5:00 - 7:00PM

There will be a book signing after the lecture.

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Pope Francis' Initiatives: Effective Action on Environment, Hunger and Human Rights 

Ellen Messer, Tufts University
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Boisi Center • 12:00-1:15PM

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How Young is too Young? Teaching about Religion in Public Schools

Linda K. Wertheimer, Journalist and Author
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
LSOE Faculty Lounge • Time TBD

Co-sponsored by the Lynch School of Education

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Our Spring 2015 Newsletter is available online here

Interview Highlights
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Interview with Katharine Hayhoe on Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial, April 8, 2015

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Interview with Jenny White on "Religion, Politics and Nationalism in Contemporary Turkey," March 25, 2015


Interview with M. Shawn Copeland on "Race, Religion and Social Change," March 25, 2015

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Boisi Center Interviews!

In the News

Writing for the Washington Monthly's "Political Animal" blog, D.R. Tucker praises Katharine Hayhoe's recent Boisi Center speech about the intersection of religion and climate change denial. Read more about Hayhoe's April 8 lecture on "Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial" here.

Spring 2015 Visiting Scholars
Paulina Napierala

Paulina Napierala is an assistant professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

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Peter Terem is a professor in and chair of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy as well as vice dean for Science and Research at Matej Bel University in Baska Bystrica, Slovakia.

Boisi Center Resources
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Check out our Resources page and browse audio, videos, recaps, remarks, and interviews related to Boisi Center programs.

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.             
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