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Spring 2016 Events

University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics

James Keenan, S.J., Boston College
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
St. Mary's Hall, Room 128 • 12:00 - 1:15PM

Luncheon full -- waitlist only!

RSVP Required. Click here for waitlist.

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Promoting a Closer Alignment Between Philanthropy and the Public Good

Ray Madoff, Boston College
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (New date)
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15PM

RSVP Required. Click here to register.

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Making and Breaking: Art, Hospitality and Eucharist

Bruce Herman, Gordon College
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Devlin 101 • 5:30 - 7:00PM


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What the Islamic Veil Reveals

Pierre de Charentenay, S.J., Gasson Chair, Boston College
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15PM


RSVP Required. Click here to register for waitlist.


Just War Theory and the Environmental Consequences of War

Laurie Johnston, Emmanuel College
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15PM

RSVP Required. Click here to register.


Immigration and Christian Ethics

Kristin Heyer, Boston College
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15PM

LUNCHEON FULL  Click here to be added to the waitlist.


Who Gets to be a Prophet? Miracles, Privileges and the Discourse of Meritocracy

15th Prophetic Voices Lecture

Ayesha S. Chaudhry, University of British Columbia
The lecture will be rescheduled for Fall 2016. 
Details TBA.

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Religion and American Public Life: The Calling of a Public Intellectual

In Celebration of the Career
and Retirement of Alan Wolfe

Conference featuring: Sanford Levinson, Richard Mouw, Ira Katznelson, Susan Meld Shell, Susan Jacoby, William Galston, Randall Kennedy, Joseph Quinn, Howard Gardner and Alan Wolfe.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Gasson 100 • 8:45AM - 2:00PM

Reception following at the Boisi Center from 2:15PM - 4:30PM
A celebratory program will take place at 3:00 pm to mark Alan Wolfe’s retirement. 

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RSVP required for the conference.

Job Opportunity at the Boisi Center

The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life seeks to hire a graduate research assistant for the 2016-17 academic year. We invite applications from qualified and energetic graduate students from any discipline or graduate school at Boston College who have an interest in the work of the Center. For more information, click here.

In the News

2015 saw a heightened media presence and swelling public discourse surrounding Islam, Islamic civilization, and—more broadly—questions on the status of the world’s multiculturalist values. In the wake of this international commentary, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has called on the global Muslim community—specifically Muslim countries—to improve the image of Islam, and to reduce the propagation of negative imagery of Islam in both cyber space and in personal discourse, according to the International Business Times. This spring, Ayesha Chaudhry will deliver the 15th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture and present a case for how the Islamic framework can act as a positive force to address issues of race, class, and gender in the United States.

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Our Fall 2015 Newsletter is available online here

Visiting Scholar's Application

To learn how to apply to be a Visiting Scholar at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, visit our Visiting Scholar's page located here.

To view our past visiting scholars, click here.

Interview Highlights
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Interview with James Bernauer, S.J., on "Nostra Aetate" October 14, 2015

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Interview with Mark Noll on "The Bible in Early America," October 29, 2015

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Interview with Linda K. Wertheimer on "Teaching about Religion in Public Schools" November 10, 2015

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Boisi Center Interviews!

Boisi Center Resources
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Check out our Resources page 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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