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Leadership through Conscience, Service, and Relationships Video

Leadership and Service

Stephen J. Pope, professor of theological ethics, with Mike Sacco, Kerry Cronin, and Mary Troxell, participate in the panel, “Leadership through Conscience, Service, and Relationships” (video from Church in the 21st Century Center).

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Reinhold Niebuhr

Reinhold Niebuhr

Boston College professors Lisa Sowle Cahill (Theological Ethics), Mark Massa, S.J. (Historical Theology/History of Christianity), and Erik Owens (Theological Ethics) with filmmaker Martin Doblmeier and scholars Andrew Finstuen, and, Jeremy Sabella participate in the panel discussion following the screening of “An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story” (audio from the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life).

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Islamic Spirituality Video
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Pope Francis and Church Reform

Pope Francis and Church Reform

Professors of Theological Ethics, Cathleen Kaveny and Kristin Heyer, were among panelists including James Bretzke, S.J., Susannah Heschel, Thomas Reese, S.J., and Michael Sean Winters discussing the reaction of the Church hierarchy to Pope Francis' papacy. This event was sponsored by the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry as part of the Dean's Colloquium on Religion and Public Culture. The conversation, moderated by Mark Massa, S.J., is entitled “Theology of Pope Francis: Real Reform or Window Dressing?” (video from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry).

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The Catholic Voter

The Catholic Voter

Kenneth Himes O.F.M., professor of Theological Ethics lectures on “The Catholic Voter and the Signs of Our Times” (video from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry).

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The Francis Pontificate

The Francis Pontificate

Richard Gaillardetz, Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology, explores the theological shift in Pope Francis's leadership style in “The Francis Pontificate: Historical Anomaly or the Beginnings of a Postmodern Papacy?” (video from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry).

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University Ethics

University Ethics

James Keenan, S.J., Canisius Professor and Director of the Jesuit Institute speaks at the Boise Center for Religion and American Public Life on the topic of “University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics” (audio from Boisi Center). Also see Prof. Keenan's interview on his recent book, University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics (video from Boston College Libraries).

Our Commone Home Conference

Our Common Home Conference

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.

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Muslim Women and Islamic Law
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Impacts of Climate Change

Impacts of Climate Change

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)

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Islam 101

Islam 101

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).

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Religious Liberty

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

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Pope John XXIII's encyclical

Pope John XXIII's encyclical

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)

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Accompaniment

Accompaniment

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)

Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Catholic Intellectual Tradition

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)

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Changing Roles