Boston College Symposia on Interreligious Dialogue
Revelation in the Context of Interfaith Dialogue
Monday, April 7, 2014
Rowan Williams, emeritus archbishop of Canterbury and professor of theology at Cambridge University, delivers the O'Brien Lecture. Sponsored by the Church in the 21st Century Center and the Boston College Department of Theology.
Women and Interreligious Dialogue
September 20–22, 2012
Even though women are still often absent from dialogues between official representatives of different religions and bypassed for high level appointments in dialogue organizations, they have contributed significantly and in different ways to advancing interreligious dialogue and interfaith or comparative theology. At this conference, we both look back and look forward to the voices of women in interreligious dialogue. Looking back, papers focus on how women have shaped the dialogue between religions, and/or how interreligious dialogue has shaped the self-understanding of women in a particular religion. What are some of the topics or themes in interreligious dialogue which have caught the imagination of women in particular religious traditions? What have been some of the main contributions of particular women to the theological or systematic dialogue between religions? Looking forward, papers may reflect on challenges and promises for women’s contribution to interreligious dialogue. Does it still make sense to speak of a distinctive role for women in dialogue in light of contemporary gender theories? If so, what might be the contents and/or the nature of such dialogue? What are some of the pressing issues in interreligious dialogue which might profit from the input from women or from gender studies?
Opening Plenary, September 20, 2012
"Women and Interfaith Dialogue: Toward a Transnational Feminism"
Rosemary Radford Ruether, Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Boston College
Free and open to the public
Dover Speakers, September 21–22
Katharina von Kellenbach
Sue Levi Elwell
Books from the Interreligious Dialogue series
Criteria of Discernment in Interreligious Dialogue
Edited by Catherine Cornille
Edited by Catherine Cornille, Christopher Conway
The World Market and Interreligious Dialogue
Edited by Catherine Cornille, Glenn Willis
Interreligious Dialogue and Cultural Change
Edited by Catherine Cornille, Stephanie Corigliano