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2015

Engaging Particularities 2015

Thursday, March 26–Friday, March 27
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.

U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue and the Boston College Theology Department announce their 13th annual graduate student conference in the areas of comparative theology, interreligious dialogue, theology of religions, and missiology. The special focus of this year's conference is "Suffering and Mortality." Paper proposals are due January 16, 2015. Click here for Call for Papers and conference details*

2014

A Theology From and For Lived Faith: Book Launch

Wednesday, October 22
4:00 p.m. panel discussion at Boston College

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, 9 Lake Street, Room 100, Brighton Campus

5:30 p.m. reception, dinner, and panel discussion at Boston University
Boston University, George Sherman Union, Back Court Room, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

Join us as we celebrate the launching of Invitation to Practical Theology: Catholic Voices and Visions (2014, Paulist Press), featuring a panel discussions with contributors. The 4 p.m. discussion at Boston College includes panelists Roberto Goizueta (Boston College), Colleen Griffith (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry), Thomas Groome (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry), and editor Claire E. Wolfteich (Boston University) moderating the discussion. The 5:30 p.m. panel presentations at Boston University include M. Shawn Copeland (Boston College), Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J. (Loyola Marymount University), and editor, Claire E. Wolfteich (Boston University). Event cosponsored by the BC School of Theology and Ministry and the Boston University Center for Practical Theology. Space is limited, early registration recommended. Event details and registration.

Dead Man Walking: A Conversation with Sr. Helen Prejean

Thursday, October 9, 6–9 p.m.
Boston College, Robsham Theater

Viewing of the film, Dead Man Walking, followed by conversation with the film's subject, prison minister and advocate, Sr. Helen Prejean. Cosponsored by The Church in the 21st Century Center, the School of Theology and Ministry and the Center for Human Rights and International Justice. University Calendar, C21 Center

Jesus: A Pilgrimmage

Thursday, September 25, 6:30–8 p.m.
Boston College, Robsham Theater

Fr. James Martin, S.J., editor of America, and as known to some, the "official chaplain" of The Colbert Report, speaks on topics from his new book. In Jesus: A Pilgrimmage, Martin brings together insights from meditations on the "historical Jesus" and the "Christ of faith." Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century Center. University Calendar

Poverty: What did Jesus Preach? What does the Church Teach?

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.
Boston College, Gasson Hall, Room 100

Lecture by Prof. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M., on the relationship between being poor, being human, and knowing Christ. Cosponsored by the Church in the 21st Century Center, the BC School of Theology and Ministry, and the BC Theology Department Registration and details at the University Calendar


Mass of the Holy Spirit

Thursday, September 11, 12:00 p.m.
O'Neill Library Plaza (Rain site: Conte Forum)

At this year's Mass, we remember in prayer the beloved Fr. William B. Neenan, S.J., who passed away this summer. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. University Calendar


"A Pope for the 21st Century"

Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.
Boston College, Robsham Theater

Tonight the Boston Globe launches its new Catholic website, Crux. The event features a panel discussion on Pope Francis's papacy. Panelists include Archbishop Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM, Cap., Prof. Hosffman Ospino (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry), John L. Allen, Jr. (Crux Associate Editor), Prof. Mary Ann Glendon (Harvard Law School), Robert Christian (Catholic blogger), and moderator, Margery Eagan (Crux spirituality columnist). Limited tickets available. More information at BC Newswire


Mary of Magdala: Apostle and Prophet

Tuesday, July 22, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus: St. Ignatius Church (Mass); Yawkey Athletic Center, Murray Room (lecture)

Presentation by Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M., professor of systematic theology, on the occasion of the sixth annual Mary Magdala Day Celebration. Event details and registration


Revelation and Interreligious Dialogue

Monday, April 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

O'Brien Lecture presented by Rowan Williams, Emeritus Archbishop of Canterbury, Professor of Theology, Cambridge University. Sponsored by C21 and the BC Theology Deptartment.


Engaging Particularities XII: New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue,Theology of Religions and Missiology

Thursday, March 20–Friday, March 21
March 20: Boston College Alumni House, Newton Campus
March 21: 5th Floor Conference Room, McGuinn Hall, Chestnut Hill Campus

Graduate students of BC's comparative theology program will hold their annual spring conference. This year's theme is "Pedagogy and Practice." Sponsored by the U.S. Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue and the BC Theology Department. Event details


Pope Francis and the Future of the Global Church

February 25, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Gasson Hall, Room 100

Panel discussion moderated by systematic theology professor M. Shawn Copeland. Systematic theology professor Richard Gaillardetz is among the panelists. BC also welcomes panelists Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College, and Mar Muñoz-Visoso, executive director of the USCCB's Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church. Sponsored by Church in the 21st Century and the Boisi Center. Video from Boisi Center


Dating God: Intimacy, Prayer, and Franciscan Spirituality

February 20, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Presentation by Daniel P. Horan, OFM, author, blogger, columnist for America, and BC doctoral student in systematic theology. Sponsored by the Church in the 21st Century and the BC Theology Deptartment. Video from C21 Videos


Candlemas Lecture: Post-Western Christianity and the Post-Christian West

February 11, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Gasson Hall, Room 305

Lecture by Lamin Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale Divinity School, and Professor of Art History at Yale University. Sponsored by the BC Institute for the Liberal Arts. Event details

2013

Between Past and Future: Centenary Celebration of Paul Ricoeur

Saturday, December 7
Chestunut Hill Campus, Higgins 300
Sponsors: BC Theology Dept, Psychology of the Other Institute at Lesley University

Boston College Department of Philosophy Albert J. Fitzgibbons Lecture Series

2:00–3:30 p.m. Rethinking Ricoeur
Moderator: Eileen Sweeney
Panelists: Brian Treanor, Timo Helenius, James Taylor

4:00–5:30 p.m. Remembering Ricoeur
Moderator: Jeffrey Bloechl
Panelists: Richard Kearney, David Rasmussen, Richard Cobb-Stevens

For more information, email Prof. Richard Kearney (BC Philosophy).


Iconography and Myth: from Nebuchadnezzar to the Fallen Angels

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Devlin Hall 008 Auditorium

Presentation by Jonathan Ben-Dov (Haifa University). Event details


Religious Diversity and the Common Good (Boston College Sesquicentennial Symposium)

Wednesday, November 13, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

A variety of speakers gathered to discuss the common good in a pluralistic society, including theology professor, Catherine Cornille. Video, audio, photos and transcripts


Women for a Contemporary Church: A Conversation

Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 p.m.
Sponsors: C21, BC School of Theology and Ministry, BC Theology Dept

A panel discussion including Francine Cardman, M. Shawn Copeland, and Megan McCabe. The moderator will be Patricia DeLeeuw. Video by C21


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

Saturday, November 9, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Retreat/workshop led by theology professor, John Makransky with Paul F. Knitter (Union Theological Seminary).


Collegiality in Church Leadership

Thursday, November 7, 6:00 p.m.
Cadigan Alumni Center Atrium, Brighton Campus
Sponsors: C21, BC Theology Dept

Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland and Canon lawyer, interviewed by theology professor, Richard Gaillardetz. Video by C21


The Dead Sea Scrolls: Discovery, Scandal, Mysteries

Thursday, October 17, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Higgins 310

A public lecture and discussion with theology professors, David Vanderhooft and Yonder Gillihan. Event details


Therese, My Love
by Julia Kristeva

Tuesday, October 15, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, 205 Heights Room
Sponsors: BC Theology and Philosophy Depts

Talk by Professor Julia Kristeva (University of Paris VII Diderot, Emeritus) on her new book, Therese, My Love. Other publications by Prof. Kristeva include This Incredible Need to Believe (2009) andTheir Gaze Pierces our Shadows (with Jean Vanier) (2011). For more information, email Prof. Richard Kearney (BC Philosophy).


A Tragedy and a Dream:  Disability Revisited

Tuesday, October 15, 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Corcoran Commons, 205 Heights Room
Sponsors: Consulate General of France, BC Theology Dept

Boston College Department of Philosophy Albert J. Fitzgibbons Lecture Series

The Philosophy Department of Boston College with the Psychology and the Other Institute at Lesley University welcome Professor Julia Kristeva (University of Paris VII Diderot, Emeritus). For more information, email Prof. Richard Kearney (BC Philosophy).


From Plurality to Solidarity through Justice

Friday, October 4, 12:30–4:00 p.m.

Symposium with John Baumann, S.J., Catherine Cornille, Larry Gordon, and Nancy Pineda-Madrid. Video


Beyond Ignorance, Hostility, and Fear: Organizing for Justice by Embracing Religious and Ethnic Passion

Thursday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

A public lecture by John Bauman, S.J. Video


Living Catholicism: Roles and Relationships for a Contemporary World

Thursday, October 3, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Campus, Gasson Hall, Room 100
Sponsors: C21 and BC Theology Dept

A public lecture by Father Michael Himes. Video by C21