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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

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A Republic of Prophets: Civil Religion and Culture Wars

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

On Monday, September 28, 2015, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson gave The Canisius Lecture, Sustainable Humanity, Sustainable Planet, as part of the Our Common Home conference.  

Click here to watch Cardinal Turkson's talk at Boston College.

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Bonhoeffer's Transformative Encounters with the American Prophetic Tradition

14th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture

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

The Boisi Center will live-tweet the event. Join the conversation at #PropheticVoices. 

Boston College Bookstore will be at the event and Dr. Marsh will be available to sign copies of his book, Strange Glory. 

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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

RSVP Required. Click here to register.

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After Pope Francis' Visit: Imagining the Church of the 21st Century 

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Yawkey Center, Murray Room • 5:30pm

Thomas Groome, C21 Center, moderator 
Ken Himes, OFM, Boston College 
Catherine Cornille
, Boston College 
Steve Pope, Boston College

Co-sponsored with The Church in the 21st Century Center, the Theology Department and the Campus Ministry. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. 

RSVP here.

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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 & Literatures and Christian Solidarity International (CSI)

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Gun Rights and the Threat to Freedom and Democracy

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

RSVP Required. Click here to register.

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Boston Book Festival 2015

The New Debate over Religion in the Schools
October 24, 2015, 10:45 a.m.
First Church Auditorium, 66 Marlborough St., Boston
Erik Owens, moderator
Katherine Stewart, panelist
Linda K. Wertheimer, panelist

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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 - 6:30PM

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

RSVP Required. Click here to register.

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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
Campion 139 (LSOE Faculty Lounge) • 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Co-sponsored by the Lynch School of Education