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The Church in the 21st Century Center

C21 Easter Series

The third Easter Series conversation (Professors in the Pews) focused on encountering ideas from lay Catholics, who are also Professors here at Boston College, on the revitalization of the Church.

Ideas from Professors in the Pews | April 29, 2019 | Devlin Hall, Room 110 | 7:00 P.M.
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Karen Kiefer, Director of the Church in the 21st Century Center

Moderator: Karen Kiefer, Director, The Church in the 21st Century Center. A Boston College alumnus, Karen has worked at Boston College in a variety of capacities for more than twenty years, including University Advancement, the Department of Communication, and the C21 Center, where she has served for 11 years.

Hosffman Ospino, Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education

Panelist: Hosffman Ospino, Associate Professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education, School of Theology and Ministry. Dr. Ospino’s research concentrates on the dialogue between theology and culture and the impact of this interchange upon Catholic theological education, catechesis, and ministry. He and his wife, Guadalupe, are actively involved in Hispanic Ministry in Boston and are parishioners of St. Patrick in Lawrence, Ma.

Kristin Heyer, Professor of Theological Ethics

Panelist: Kristin Heyer, Professor of Theological Ethics, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Kristin is the author of Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration. Her research interests include social ethics, migration ethics, Catholic social thought, religion and politics, and moral agency. Kristin is a parishioner at St. Ignatius of Loyola in Chestnut Hill, Ma.

Michael Pratt, O'Connor Family Professor, and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Organization Studies

Panelist: Michael Pratt, O’Connor Family Professor and Director, Ph.D. in Organization Studies, Carroll School of Management. Michael’s research interests include how individuals connect with the work that they do, as well as to the organizations, professions, occupations, and other collectives in which they find themselves.  He is a member of the parish council at St. Ignatius of Loyola in Chestnut Hill, Ma.