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Blasphemy, Free Speech and Journalistic Ethics
Conference on the Moral and Normative Aspects of School Choice
Fullbright: Fullbright American Studies Institute on Religion in Contemporary America: Church, State and Society
Gambling and The American Moral Landscape


2008 Election Town Hall
Catholic-Jewish Dialogue: Death and Dying, Mortality and Immortality
• Catholics and the 2008 Election
Dialogue: Belief and Non-Belief: The Challenge of Medical Knowledge
Family, Religion and Politics: Understanding Gender Differences in Participation
The Future of American Religion: A Conversation about Two Books
• Lived Religion Workshop
Polarization in America: The Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Harvard University
Pope Benedict After One Year
Red and Blue Nation? Political Polarization in America
•  Religion and the 2000 Election: A Panel Discussion
• Religion and the 2006 Mid-Term Elections
Religious Freedom and the Pledge of Allegiance
The Role of Religion and Faith-based Initiatives in Urban Communities
Roundtable Discussion of President Bush's Proposal on Faith Based Initiatives
Student Debate on Gambling
"The Theocons" in American Public Life


2005: Religious Diversity and the Common Good
2007: Religious Diversity and the Common Good


Ammerman, Nancy: Voluntary and Diverse: American Religion and American Society
Attridge, Harold: Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code or the Enduring Appeal of Conspiracy Theories
Beaudoin, Tom: Economic Spirituality: Integrating Who You Are With What You Buy
Bernauer, James: The Holocaust and the Catholic Church's Current Search for Forgiveness
Braude, Ann: The Faith of Feminists: Religion in the National Organization for Women
Braude, Benjamin: The Abrahamic Attitudes Towards Racism and Slavery: Is Religion Moral?
Burgard, Stephen: The Press and Faith Based Politics
Cahill, Lisa: Genetics, Religion, and Social Ethics
Cardman, Francine: Ecclesial Ethics: What Can We Learn from the Early Church?
Chacon, Richard: Religion, Foreign Policy, and the Media in a Post 9-11 Context
Chappell, David: A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow
Copulsky, Jerome: A Thirty-third Stone?  Civil Religion, Mourning and Memorials at Virginia Tech
Crawford Sullivan, Susan: Faith and Poverty: Personal Religiosity and Organized Religion in the Lives of Low-Income Urban Mothers
Cunningham, Phillip: A Story of Shalom: The Calling of Christians and Jews by a Covenanting God
Delbanco, Andrew: Melville, Our Contemporary
Demerath, Jay: Crossing the Gods: World Religions and Worldly Politics
DiIluio, John: "Yes, God Is Real": A Born-Again Public Intellectual Reflects on Catholic Faith in Reason and Community
Dillon, Michele: Catholic Identity: Balancing Reason, Faith, and Power
---: Religion and aging: Findings from a sixty-year longitudinal study
Dolan, James: In Search of an American Catholicism
Edwards, Mark: Time to Talk about 'Private' Belief and 'Public' Scholarship
Finstuen, Andrew: Hearts of Darkness: American Protestants and the Doctrine of Original Sin, 1945-1965
Fleming, James: Good and Faithful Service: Findings from the BC Survey of Undergraduate Experience and Implications for Religious Mission of Catholic Universities
Gomes, Peter: The Danger of Prophecy
Griffith, Colleen: The Women Changing the Face of Christianity
Groome, Thomas: Handing on A Faith: Challenges and Opportunities of our Time
Harris, Grove: The Pluralism Project: Research and Opportunities
Hehir, Bryan: Order, War and Terrorism: Drawing Moral Lines
---: What is the Prophetic Role of the Catholic Church in American Society Today?
Hollenbach, David: The Common Good
Howard, Tal: American Religion in the European Mind: From Georg W. Hegel to George W. Bush
Jacobs, Seth: Combating 'Evildoers' in the Developing World: Eisenhower's Vietnam to Bush's Iraq
Keenan, James: Virtuous Sexual Ethics
Kennedy Townsend, Kathleen: Failing America's Faithful, The 7th Annual Prophetic Voices of the Church Lecture
Lacorne, Denis: French Perceptions of Religion in America: from Voltaire to Régis Debray
Levinson, Tom: All That's Holy: A Young Man, An Old Car, and the Search for God in America
Lipset, Seymour Martin: Religion, Class and Politics in the United States
Livezey, Lowell: Faith in Boston: How Congregations Confront the Changing Urban Structure
Madigan, Arthur: Religious Commitment and Secular Reason
Mariani, Paul: Giving the Dead Their Living Voices: On Writing Biography
Mathewes, Charles: Author Meets Critics: A Theology of Public Life
McGreevy, John: The Eliot School Rebellion, Boston, 1859: Education, Slavery and the Nineteenth Century Catholic Revival
Miles, Jack: War, Peace and a Crisis in the Life of God
Morris, James: "Ways of Knowing:" Re-integrating Spirituality in the Catholic University and Liberal Arts
Mouw, Richard: Evangelical Protestants in the Public Square: Drawbacks and Opportunities
Noonan, John T.: The Lustre of Our Country: Why Religious Freedom is Foundational for Country and Church
Nuland, Sherwin: Ethics and Medicine
O'Brien, David: The Role of Catholic Universities in American Public Life
O'Connor, Tom: Bishops and Bosses: Changing Trends in Church-State Relations in Boston
Orsi, Robert: Studying Children's Religion
Osterman, Paul: Gathering Power: Future of Progressive Politics in USA
O'Toole, James: Unlikely Allies: Church and Society in Racial Passing
Prejean, Sr. Helen: Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continued
Prodromou, Elizabeth: God Is Not Neutral: Religion and U. S. Foreign Policy after the Cold War
Prothero, Stephen: American Jesus: How the Son of God Became an American Icon
• Religion & Public Policy Research Colloquium Series
Roozen, David: Faith Communities Today: A Report from a National Survey of Congregations
Schloesser, Stephen: Georges Rouault's Epistemological Modesty
Schmalz, Matthew: The Silent Body of Audrey Santo
Schmalzbauer, John: From Ghetto to Mainstream: Catholics and Evangelicals in the "Knowledge Professions"
Schultz, Nancy: Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834
Schwartz, Joel: Fighting Poverty with Virtue: Moral Reform and America's Urban Poor 1825-2000
Skeel, David: The Unbearable Lightness of Christian Legal Scholarship
Skidelsky, Lord Robert: Economics and Ethics: Keynes on the Purpose of Economic Activity and the Justice of Economic Exchanges
Stewart, Matthew: The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World
Swaine, Lucas: The Legacy of Theocracy: Discord in the Public Realm
Townes, Emilie: Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil
Walker Center for Global Mission Ecumenical Exhange: The Role of Religion and Faith in Political Life
Wallis, Jim: God's Politics after Katrina: Faith and Hope in Public Life
Weiss, James: The Conclave and the New Pope: Precedents, Paradoxes, and Priorities
Wexler, Jay: Judging Intelligent Design: Should the Courts Decide What Counts as Science or Religion?
Winship, Christopher: Should We Have Faith in the Churches? The 10 Point Coalition's Effect on Boston Youth Violence
Wolfe, Alan: Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in a World of Choice