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Catherine Cornille
Newton College Alumnae Professor, Theology Department
K. U. Leuven, Belgium. Ph.D.

Theology of religions; interreligious dialogue; Hindu-Christian and Buddhist-Christian dialogues. Women in world religions, and Asian new religious movements. She has taught at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium,  Kandai University, Japan,  the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and at Kings College, London. Courses have included: "The Religious Quest: Hinduism and Christianity"; "Religious Pluralism and Christian Faith"; "Women in World Religions."

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Raymond Helmick, SJ
Adjunct Faculty, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Weston College
Hochschule Sankt Georgen
Union Theological Seminary

Conflict resolution. Involved in mediating international conflicts, including the Middle East and Northern Ireland, and instrumental in securing the release of three American prisoners of war during the 1999 Kosovo conflict.  Lebanon; the Arab-Israeli conflict; negotiation techniques; the history and concept of "just war"; general United Nations history and issues. Founder and senior associate member of the Conflict Analysis Center. Courses have included: "Principles of Conflict Resolution"; "Two Peoples, Three Faiths: Religions and Ethnicity in the Middle Eastern Conflict"; "Lebanon: Focal Point of Conflict"; "The Northern Ireland Conflict."



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Ruth Langer
Associate Professor, Theology Department
Associate Director, Center for Christian-Jewish Learning
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Hebrew Union College

Jewish religious life and thought; issues of prayer and practice; Jewish-Christian relations. Judaism: questions of ritual and liturgy. An ordained rabbi. Author of the book To Worship God Properly: Tensions between Liturgical Custom and Halakhah in Judaism. Memberships include: Association for Jewish Studies and Central Conference of American Rabbis. Courses have included: "Judaism: Practice and Belief" and "Holy Text in Comparative Perspective." Associate director of BC's Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.



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John Makransky
Associate Professor, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Buddhist thought and practices; Buddhism in America; Buddhist meditation; Buddhist-Christian dialogue; Tibet; Tibetan Buddhism. Author of book Buddhahood Embodied: Sources of Controversy in India and Tibet. Courses have included: "Buddhist Scriptures and Commentaries"; "Tibetan Buddhist Traditions."



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