The Boisi Center congratulates our very own undergraduate research assistant Jorge Mejía on being awarded the 2018 Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. The scholarship covers 75 percent of senior-year tuition, and is awarded annually to a BC junior who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service, and involvement with the Hispanic/Latino community and Hispanic/Latino issues both on and off campus. Jorge is an exceptional student, worker and advocate, and could not be more deserving of this prestigious award.
Our Fall 2017 Newsletter is available online.
An article recently written by the Los Angeles Times highlights Pope Francis' fifth visit to Latin America in January 2018 and his attempt to "recapture the soul of the Roman Catholic church." While the Church has been a traditionally powerful force in the region, it has been at the center of controvery over allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct. The Pontiff's anticipated visit was met with protests and reports of church attacks in the Chilean capital of Santiago. On April 26, the Boisi Center will host a panel with four distuingished guests to examine the Pope's first five years in the Vatican.
Spring 2018 Past Events
Bible Nation: Hobby Lobby, Scripture, and the Making of America
The Inaugural Wolfe Lecture on Religion and American Politics
Candida Moss, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Gasson Hall 100 • 5:30 - 7pm
Ronald Lacro, M.D., Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Devlin 101 • 5:30 - 6:45pm
Catholic Afterlives: What Identities and Practices Persist When Catholics Leave the Church?
Mara Willard, University of Oklahoma
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 *NEW DATE*
Boisi Center • 12:00 - 1:15pm
Robert Orsi, Northwestern University
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Devlin 008 • 5 - 6:15 pm *NOTE: new location and 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 location and time*
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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