Spring 2017 Events

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On Having Civil Conversations

Krista Tippett
Author and Broadcaster

January 24, 2017


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An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Featuring filmmaker Martin Doblmeier and scholars Lisa Sowle Cahill, Andrew Finstuen, Mark Massa, S.J., Jeremy Sabella, and Erik Owens.

February 1, 2017


The Contemporary Crisis for Christianity in the Middle East

Kristian Girling
Heythrop College, Visiting Scholar at the School of Theology and Ministry

February 16, 2017

Co-sponsored with the Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures.


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Religious Freedom and the Common Good

Melissa Rogers
Brookings Institute

February 23, 2017



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What Now? Having Difficult Conversations in Our Community

Featuring students Catherine Cole, Sara Elzeini, and Maura Lester McSweeney

March 16, 2017


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"Silence," a film by Martin Scorsese

Richard Blake, S.J., Robert Maryks, and Hitomi Omata Rappo

March 24, 2017


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Toward a Culture of University Ethics

April 5–7, 2017

Co-sponsored with The Jesuit Institute, The Institute for the Liberal Arts and The Lowell Humanities Series.


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Prophecy without Contempt: A Conversation about Religion, Identity, and Exclusion in Our New Political Era

A Clough Center Special Event featuring panelists M. Cathleen Kaveny, Rowan WilliamsCharles Taylor, and Jonathan Lear.

April 7, 2017


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The Ethics of Citizenship in the Trump Era

Erik Owens
Boston College

April 11, 2017


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Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty

Kate Hennessy

April 19, 2017