Professor promotes disability advocacy at international conference
STM Professor of Moral Theology Mary Jo Iozzio called diversity in humankind “an affirmation of God in the created order and a cause for praise” in her keynote address at “Moving beyond Accommodation towards Affirmation and Advocacy with and for People with Disabilities,” a late-July conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Iozzio played a high-profile role at the gathering, which brought together representatives from 31 Council for World Mission churches to identify ways Christian church communities can support and advocate for persons with disabilities.
STM welcomes Andrew R. Davis
Andrew R. Davis, M.T.S. ’04, joined the STM faculty this fall as assistant professor of Old Testament. Davis, who earned his doctorate in Hebrew Bible at Johns Hopkins University, comes to Boston College from the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, where he was assistant professor of Hebrew Bible. His research interests include ancient Israelite religion, the construction of sacred space in the Bible, and narrative style and artistry in biblical literature. This fall at STM he teaches Women in Scripture and a seminar on the Book of Isaiah.
On July 12, Simone Campbell, S.S.S., executive director of NETWORK and organizer of the “Nuns on the Bus” project, delivered the 2014 Evelyn Underhill Lecture in Christian Spirituality, “Politics, Faith, and Prophetic Witness.”
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Lumen et Vita, STM’s student academic journal, published its fourth issue in September.
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Students complete supervised ministry in Rwanda
Brittany Colford, M.A. ’15 (left), Aaron Engebretson, S.J., M.Div. ’15, and Emily Muntean, M.A. ’15 (right), traveled to Kigali, Rwanda, during the summer for eight-week supervised ministry placements at the Notre Dame des Anges school. Sr. Anna Beata Murekatete, M.A./M.Ed. ’07, the school director, oversaw the three, who taught grade school classes, coordinated English-language and computer workshops for teachers, and led vacation Bible study sessions. The students also took part in memorials and remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.
Dead Man Walking: A conversation with Sr. Helen Prejean
Thursday, October 9, 6:00 p.m. | Robsham Theater | Chestnut Hill Campus
Following a screening of Dead Man Walking, Helen Prejean, C.S.J., will discuss her work ministering to death row prisoners and their families. No registration; seating will be first-come, first-served. Cosponsored by The Church in the 21st Century Center and the School of Theology and Ministry.
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John F. Baldovin, S.J., gave a lecture, “Joseph A. Jungmann, S.J., as Pastoral Theologian” at the fifth biennial congress of the International Jungmann Society for Jesuits and Liturgy in Mexico City.
James T. Bretzke, S.J., gave interviews to numerous media outlets, including the Boston Herald and Voice of Russia World Service. He was also interviewed by USA Today and quoted in the Boston Globe regarding Pope Francis’s comments on military action in Iraq.
The Catholic Biblical Quarterly published Andrew R. Davis’s article “Hidden Treasure in Job 14:17.”
Dominic F. Doyle contributed “Beyond ‘Change vs. Continuity’: Reframing the Debate over the Reception of Vatican II” to Living Faith: The Sri Lanka National Seminary Journal. He also gave a talk at the annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America in San Diego, California.
Richard Lennan’s video and audio lecture series “Karl Rahner: Theologian of Grace” was published by Now You Know Media. Lennan also presented a paper at the Catholic Theological Society of America’s annual convention in San Diego, California.
Hosffman Ospino published two articles in Pastoral Liturgy: “Popular Catholicism and the New Evangelization” and “Engaging Hispanic Youth.” He also organized the National Symposium on Catholic Hispanic Ministry in the United States, held in Los Angeles, California. Ospino gave numerous academic and pastoral presentations at meetings around the country, including the “To All the World: Preaching and the New Evangelization” conference at the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic Media Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nancy Pineda-Madrid became president elect of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). She was also elected vice president of the International Network of Societies of Catholic Theology (INSeCT) and helped lead the organizing committee of its Network Council Meeting in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Twenty-Third Publications published Forming a Community of Faith: A Guide to Success in Adult Faith Formation Today by Jane E. Regan.