Christ's Passion: What's at Stake for Christians and Jews? — Personal Meditations for Holy Week

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 4:00 p.m., McGuinn Hall - 5th Floor Lounge, Boston College

Pondering the Passion Cover   As the season of Lent draws to its culmination in Holy Week, four Catholic Boston College professors will share personal reflections on the meaning of the death and resurrection of Jesus for their own lives. The discussion will also mark the recent publication of a collection of essays to which the four contributed entitled, Pondering the Passion: What's at Stake for Christian and Jews? (Sheed & Ward, 2004). Please join us for a conversation that promises to enhance your own observance of the holiest week in the Christian liturgical year.

About the panelists:

Philip Cunningham   Philip A. Cunningham is executive director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College. Interested in biblical studies, religious education, and theologies of Jewish-Christian relations, he has written many articles and books, including A Story of Shalom: The Calling of Christians and Jews by a Covenanting God (Paulist, 2001), Sharing the Scriptures (Paulist, 2003) and edited Pondering the Passion: What's at Stake for Christians and Jews? (Sheed & Ward, 2004).
Raymond Helmick, S.J.   Raymond Helmick, S.J., mediator over many years in conflicts ranging from Northern Ireland to the Balkans and the Middle East, teaches conflict resolution in the Theology Department and is Senior Associate for the Program in Preventive Diplomacy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Recent books are edited (with Rodney L. Petersen) Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Religion, Pulblic Policy and Conflict Transformation (Templeton, 2001) and Negotiating Outside the Law: Why Camp David Failed (Pluto Press, 2004).
John J. Michalczyk   John J. Michalczyk is Chair of the Fine Arts Department and Co-Director of Film Studies. For close to 15 years he has worked in Christian-Jewish relations, completing six films for national and international distribution on Jewish themes, including Walking God's Paths: Christians and Jews in Candid Conversation. He has also published several books relating to the Holocaust, and teaches courses such as "Holocaust and the Arts" and "Propaganda Film" wherein he focuses on issues of antisemitism.
Louis Roy, O.P.   Louis Roy, O.P. is associate professor of theology at Boston College. Interested in Thomas Aquinas and Bernard Lonergan, mystical and intellectual approaches to God, religious experience, and interreligious dialogue, he has recently published Self-Actualization and the Radical Gospel (Liturgical Press, 2003) and Mystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese Thinkers (SUNY Press, 2003). He is currently writing a book on the topics of faith and revelation.