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Fall Newsletter

Our Fall 2017 Newsletter is available online.


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Boston College's University Communications coverage of the Refugee Portal brought to BC during International Education week.  

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The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, located in Boston, was founded to advocate for the importance of providing compassion for and fostering relationships with patient's receiving care. This summer, the center hosted its inaugural Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference. Among the topics discussed was the data indicating that many people, healthcare providers and non providers alike, are concerned about the direction compassionate care practices are heading in. They worry about its current state but are also concerned about the impacts that the evolving healthcare system may have upon the ability to maintain compassionate practices. On February 13th, Dr. Ronald Lacro will speak about the importance of religion, spirituality, and compassionate care in the medical field. 

Spring 2018 Events

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Catholic Afterlives: What Identities and Practices Persist When Catholics Leave the Church?
Luncheon Colloquium

Mara Willard
, University of Oklahoma
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15pm

RSVP required. Click here to register.

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Violence, Memory, and Religion among Survivors of Clerical Sexual Abuse

Robert Orsi
, Northwestern University
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Devlin 101 • 5:30 - 7pm

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Truth and Lies in a Polarized Time

17th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture

E.J. Dionne, Brookings Institution, The Washington Post, Georgetown University
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Cushing Hall 001 • 6:30 - 8pm *NOTE new time and location*

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Pope Francis and the American Church

Five Years and Counting--Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Election of Francis to the Chair of Peter

Panel Discussion

Lisa Cahill,
Boston College
Massimo Faggioli, Villanova University
Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard University
Nancy Pineda-Madrid, Boston College
Thursday, April 26, 2018
McGuinn Hall 121 • 6:30 - 8pm

Co-sponsored with the Organization of Latin American Affairs.

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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