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multi-faith programs & service

Events for the 2014-2015 academic year will be updated soon; please check back!
A sampling of past events hosted or co-sponsored by Multi-Faith Programs at BC follows.

Multifaith Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Celebration-Thursday, November 21, 2013.

This event featured Hillel Greene, affiliate Campus Minister, Jonathan Makransky, A&S, '14 and Nancy-Pineda-Madrid, associate professor, STM
As part of our celebration, we partnered with "Spread the Bread" to assist needy families during the Thanksgiving Season. The event was followed by a light buffet lunch.

Meditation, Interfaith Learning, & Social Service: Deep Learning Across Religious Boundaries

Saturday, November 9, 2013
9:30AM - 5:00PM
Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center

Paul Knitter and John Makransky led a day-long meditation retreat and discussion on contemplative practice, interfaith learning, and social service.

John Makransky is Associate Professor of Comparative Theology, Boston College, Senior Faculty Advisor and visiting lecturer for Kathmandu University's Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, a lama in the Nyingma order of Nyoshul Khenpo, and the guiding teacher and co-found of the Foundation for Active Compassion.

Paul F. Knitter is the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture at Union Theological Seminary.

Co-sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and the Boston College Department of Theology


John Markansky
John Markansky
Paul Knitter

Rumi Night on the Heights

The last day of Eid Al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice in Islam - commemorating the obedience of Abraham.

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013 from 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: The Heights Room

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Peter Rogan - Interpreter of the poetry of Rumi ( and aditor of Rmni's Holistic Humanism: the Timeless Appeal of the Great Mystic Poet written by Mirza Iqbal Ashraf (Codhill Press), 2012.

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Amir Vahab
- Internationally honored player of the Sufi tanbour and other traditional instruments.

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Yvette Gogas - who will be accompanying Amir Vahab on the def traditional Sufi drums

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    Two Semazen - Mevlevi lineage of Sufi dervishes




Commonground Two days of Interfaith Dialogue and Service to the Poor.