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Protestant, Catholic, Jew...Divorcing

March 22–March 23
The 2015 Corcoran Chair Conference features panels and a roundtable discussion on the ways divorce is dealt with in these religious traditions. Lisa Sowle Cahill, professor of theological ethics, will join the Catholic panel. Center for Christian-Jewish Learningconference program, flyer

Race, Religion, and Social Change: A Campus Conversation

Wednesday, March 25, 5–6:30 p.m.
Devlin 008
The Boisi Center is holding a discussion on race, religion, and social change, especially in light of the ongoing national conversations on the tragedies in Ferguson and Staten Island. From Boston College, Professor M. Shawn Copeland will be among the panelists with Professor Erik Owens moderating. Panelists also include professors Walter Fluker (Boston University) and Nichole Flores (St. Anselm College). event details, flyer, Boisi Center

Religious Pluralism in the Middle East

Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m.
Boston College welcomes His Excellency Amine Gemayel, former president of Lebanon. His lecture, subtitled "A Challenge to the International Community" is the second in a series examining the status of religious pluralism in the Middle East. flyer

Theologies of Suffering: Approaches to Understanding the Martyrdom of Imam Husayn

Thursday, March 26, 6 p.m.
Higgins 310
A Comparative Theology Public Lecture from professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Ali Asani (Harvard University).  event details

Engaging Particularities XIII

Thursday, March 26–Friday, March 27
Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Annual conference of the U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue and Boston College Comparative Theology. The special focus for this year is "Suffering and Mortality." Paper proposals are due January 16 (Call for Papers). See the Engaging Particularities website for more details.

Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Skepticism

Wednesday, April 8, 5:30–7 p.m.
McGuinn 121
The Boisi Center invites Prof. Katharine Hayhoe (Texas Tech University) to speak about her research on the social and political impacts of climate change. Our own professor of theological ethics, Stephen Pope, will respond. Event details

Summer History Course in Rome

June 22-July 20
This summer the Boston College Theology Department is offering a course entitled "Eternal Rome: Catholicism and Culture in Rome." In addition to visiting religious and cultural sites, students will also join Pope Francis at a papal audience and enjoy excursions to Florence, Siena, and Assisi. Email professors Boyd Taylor Coolman ( or Fr. Liam Bergin ( with questions. Course and registration details

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