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Krista Tippett

On January 24, Krista Tippett, host of the On Being podcast, offered advice about holding civil conversations to a small group of Boston College students at the Boisi Center before her Lowell Humanities Series Lecture. On March 16 (new date due to blizzard), the Boisi Center will host all Boston College students at a town hall on the same topic, "What Now? Having Difficult Conversations in Our Community."

Upcoming Events

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Toward a Culture of University Ethics


A conference raising a range of ethical issues that arise at institutions of higher education.

Taylor Branch, Author and historian
Jim Keenan, Boston College
Margaret McKenna, Suffolk University
Ruth Simmons, Brown University
and many others...

April 5-7, 2017

Visit the conference website directly for more information and to register.

Co-sponsored with the Jesuit Institute, the Institute for the Liberal Arts, and the Lowell Humanities Series


Prophecy without Contempt:
A Conversation about Religion, Identity, a
nd Exclusion in Our New Political Era

Panel Discussion 

M. Cathleen Kaveny, Boston College
Rowan Williams, University of Cambridge
Charles Taylor, McGill University
Jonathan Lear, The University of Chicago

Friday, April 7, 2017
McMullen Museum of Art, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue • 1:30 pm

Sponsored by the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy

DC March

The Ethics of Citizenship in the Trump Era

Erik Owens, Boston College

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Boisi Center • 12:00 pm

RSVP required. Click here to register.

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Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty

Book Discussion

Kate Hennessy, Author

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Gasson 100 * 5:30 pm

Co-sponsored by the Department of Continuing Education (STM), the Theology Department, the Volunteer and Service Learning Center, PULSE, the Catholic Studies Program, and the Church in the 21st Century Center

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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