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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Our Fall 2018 Newsletter is now available. Click here to read it.

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In an article from July of last year, Dr. Lisa Pryor discusses how the discussion around mental health has shifted and the positive and negative impacts of that shift. She argues that while much good has been done, many illnesses are still left out of the picture and our discussions need to shift even further. On February 21st, the Boisi Center will host theologian Elizabeth Antus to discuss Christian theology and its ongoing discussions of mental illness in a luncheon colloqium

Spring 2019 Events


'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

RSVP required. Click here to register.

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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

RSVP requested.

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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

RSVP requested.

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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


RSVP required. Click here to register.

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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 Hampton, 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


RSVP required. Click here to register.

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