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2016

University Ethics

Immigration and Ethics

Heyer audio

Kristin Heyer, professor of Theological Ethics lectures at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life on the topic of “Immigration and Christian Ethics” (audio from Boisi Center).

2015

Nostra Aetate at 50

Langer moderator

Ruth Langer, professor of Jewish Studies and associate director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning (CCJL), moderates a panel discussion at the CCJL's celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Vatican II document, the Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate). “A Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Nostra Aetate” (video from BC Front Row)

Our Common Home Conference

Langer moderator

A multidisciplinary conference, “Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change,” was held at Boston College from September 28–October 1. Scholars gathered to consider the implications of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’. Information about the conference can be found at the Our Common Home website. A number of videos from the event can be found at the Institute for the Liberal Arts (ILA) at Boston College via the links below or at the School of Theology and Ministry's Encore Events page for Our Common Home.

Muslim Women and Islamic Law

After Pope Francis' Visit

Francis Visit Video

Thomas Groome (Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and director of the Church in the 21st Century Center) moderates a panel including Stephen Pope, Catherine Cornille, and Kenneth Himes, OFM, all of the Boston College Theology Department. “After Pope Francis' Visit: Imagining the Church of the 21st Century” (video from C21)

Impacts of Climate Change

Pope Keyhoe video

Stephen Pope responds to Katharine Hayhoe (associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University and director of the university’s Climate Science Center). Prof. Hayhoe spoke about her research on the social and political impacts of climate change. “Religion and the Roots of Climate Change Denial” (video from BC Front Row)

Islam 101

Islam 101 Video

Natana DeLong-Bas, editor-in-chief, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, and visiting assistant professor, Boston College Theology Department and Islamic Civilization and Societies Program, gives the lecture “Islam for Catholics 101” (video from the School of Theology and Ministry).

Pastoral Challenges to the Family

family challenges

Stephen J. Pope, professor of theological ethics, speaks at the Church in the 21st Century Center about “Pastoral Challenges to the Family” (video from C21).

2014

Religious Liberty

Hollenbach religious liberty

David Hollenbach, S.J., is one of the featured experts in this video by the Catholic News Service detailing the history of religious liberty and Catholicism. “Catholicism and the Challenge of Liberty” video

Catholicism and Human Rights

Hollebach podcast

The Creighton University podcast series, "Catholic Comments," features a discussion with Prof. David Hollenbach, S.J., regarding Catholic teaching on human rights. Hollenbach on Catholicism and human rights (podcast from Creighton Center for Catholic Thought)

Christianity and Politics

Ken Himes interview

Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M., talks about his new book. Sample pages from this recent publication are also available. Ken Himes interview on Christianity and the Political Order (video from Boston College Libraries)


2013

Catholicism in a Contemporary World

Michael Himes video

Fr. Michael Himes is the guest editor for the Fall 2013 issue of C21 Resources. This lecture touches upon the themes presented in this most recent issue. “Living Catholicism: Roles and Relationships in a Contemporary World” (video from C21)

Pope John XXIII's encyclical

Pacem en Terris video

Recent Theology Ph.D. graduate, Meghan Clark, speaking of the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII’s encyclical, Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth). Pacem en Terris: 50 Years Later” (video from Catholic News Service)

Accompaniment

Goizueta Farmer video

Roberto Goizueta, Margaret O'Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology, in conversation with Paul Farmer, Harvard Professor and founding director of Partners in Health. The two discuss liberation theology and Catholic social teaching in the context of global poverty and social inequality. “Accompaniment: Liberation Theology, Solidarity, and a Life of Service” (video from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry)

Lectures: Church in the 21st Century

Imbelli videos

Fr. Robert Imbelli, Associate Professor of Theology, participates in ongoing conversations taking place at the Church in the 21st Century Center. “Pope Benedict and the Reception of Vatican II” (video from C21), “The Catholic Intellectual Tradition” (video from C21)


2012

Interview: Faculty Publication Highlights

Gaillardetz interview

Richard Gaillardetz, the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, is interviewed on his book, Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II, authored with Catherine E. Clifford, Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Saint Paul University. Gaillardetz interview on Keys to the Council (video from Boston College Libraries)

BBC Discussion of Human Dignity

Hollenbach BBC Radio

David Hollenbach, S.J., participated in a discussion broadcast on human dignity BBC as part of a conference held at the University of Oxford, sponsored by the Chancellor of the University, the British Academy, and the Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales. “Understanding Human Dignity” (audio from BBC Radio)


2010

Prophetic Voices Lecture

Keenan video

James F. Keenan, S.J., the Founders Professor of Theology, participates in the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life's annual Prophetic Voices Lecture series. “The University in the 21st Century: Thinking about Ethics, Persons, and Discourse” (video from BC Front Row)

 

Responsibility to Protect

Hollenbach video

David Hollenbach, S.J., professor of theology and director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice; Mahmood Mamdani, the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University; and Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, discuss the implications of the “Responsibility to Protect” paradigm for U.S. foreign policy and the international community. “Humanitarian Intervention and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’” (video from BC Front Row)