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On February 24,2019, Derek Thompson published an article in The Atlantic titled “Workism Is Making Americans Miserable”, where he argues that one’s identity today revolves around one’s professional career and not one’s religious community. On April 10th, the Boisi Center will host Nancy Ammerman for a luncheon colloquium, where she will provide a discussion on people’s ties to religion today, less through traditional markers such as church attendance, and increasingly through “lived religion."

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Spring 2019 Events

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Seeking Shelter
Exhibition and Documentary Film (February 4-April 12, 2019)

Mark Massa, S.J., Boston College
Gardnier Shattuck, historian and Episcopal priest

Opening Reception Keynote Address
Monday, February 4, 2019
Boston College Theology and Ministry Library, Atrium Gallery • 4-6pm

Co-sponsored with the Theology and Ministry Library


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Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story
Documentary screening and panel discussion

Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones, Boston College
Martin Doblmeier, filmmaker and president of Journey Films

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Cushing Hall 001 Auditorium • 5 - 7pm

Co-sponsored with The Institute for the Liberal Arts.

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What Would President Niebuhr Do? Applying Niebuhrian Thought to Contemporary Politics
Luncheon Colloquium

R. Ward Holder, St. Anselm College
Peter Josephson, St. Anselm College

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Boisi Center • 12 - 1:15pm



'It was simply the end of what I could bear': Resetting Christian Theology on Mental Illness and Suicide
Luncheon Colloquium

Elizabeth Antus, Boston College

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Boisi Center • 12 - 1:15pm

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18th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture

The Challenge of 'Us' in Ecological Times

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., Fordham University
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Fulton Hall 511 • 5:30 - 7pm

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2nd Annual Wolfe Lecture on Religion and American Politics

Religion in the White House

Kenneth L. Woodward, former religion editor of Newsweek
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Gasson Hall 305 • 6 - 7:30pm

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Shariah
Luncheon Colloquium

Natana Delong-Bas, Boston College
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Boisi Center • 12 - 1:15pm

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Politics and Evangelical Christians
Panel Discussion

Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College
John Fea, Messiah College

Monday, April 8, 2019
Gordon-Conwell Alumni Hall, Kerr Building • 7pm

Co-sponsored with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts,

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Religion and the Whole Human Experience
Luncheon Colloquium

Nancy T. Ammerman, Boston University 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Boisi Center • 12 - 1:15pm

The Boisi Center fosters conversations that seek to clarify the moral consequences of public policies in ways that help to maintain the common good while respecting America's increasing religious diversity. More about the Boisi Center's mission...

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