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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Prophetic Voices Lecture Series

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Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University
An Ethics for the Coming Storm: A Theological Reflection on Climate Change

Event PageVideoAudio (Q&A)Recap


Ayesha Chaudhry, University of British Columbia
Who Gets to be a Prophet? Miracles, Privileges and the Discourse of Meritocracy

Event Page • Interview


Charles Marsh, University of Virginia
Bonhoeffer's Transformative Encounters with the American Prophetic Tradition

Event Page • Video • Interview • Recap


Russell Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
The Prophetic Minority

Event Page • Video • Interview • Recap


Ernesto Cortes, Industrial Areas Foundation
Prophetic Action and Imagination

Event Page • Video • Interview • Recap


Miroslav Volf, Yale Divinity School
Religious Exclusivism and Pluralism as a Political Project

Event Page • InterviewRecap


James F. Keenan, S.J., Boston College
The University in the 21st Century: Thinking about Ethics, Persons, and Discourse

Event Page • VideoAudio • Recap


Robert George, Princeton University
Natural Law, God, and Human Dignity

Event Page • VideoAudioRecap


Abdullahi An-Na'im, Emory University
American Secularism for American Muslims: Challenges and Prospects

Event Page • Video • Audio • Interivew • Recap



Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Georgetown University 
Failing America's Faithful

Event PageVideoAudio • Interview • Recap


Rev. Peter Gomes, Harvard University
The Danger of Prophecy

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Jim Wallis, Sojourners Magazine
God's Politics after Katrina: Faith and Hope in Public Life

Event Page • VideoRecap 


Sister Helen Prejean, Sisters of Saint Joseph of Medaille
Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continued

Event PageVideoAudio • Recap


Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Being the Hands of God: the Jewish call to Social Justice

Event Page • VideoAudio • Interview • Recap


Richard Mouw, President, Fuller Theological Seminary
Evangelical Protestants in the Public Square: Drawbacks and Opportunities

Event Page • Transcript • Audio • Recap


Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, President, Catholic Charities USA
What is the Prophetic Role of the Catholic Church in American Society Today?

Event Page • Audio • Transcript • Recap