Conferences

Working principally in cooperation with Boston College's schools, programs, and faculties, the Institute hosts public debates and international conferences about the issues that emerge at the intersection of faith and culture.

Amoris Laetitia

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These conferences brought together clergy and laity to discuss Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis's 2016 apostolic exhortation addressing the pastoral care of families.

Toward a Culture of University Ethics

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This conference addressed a range of ethical issues that arise at universities: gender bias; sexual violence; plagiarism; binge drinking; and conflicts around race, class, and homophobia.

Growing Apart: The Implications of Economic Inequality

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This conference addressed the causation and solutions surrounding economic inequality within our communities and the world beyond.

Our Common Home: An Ethical Summons to Tackle Climate Change

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This four-day conference explored the implications of Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment and climate change, “Laudato Si' (Praised Be): On Care for our Common Home.”

International Networking in the Society of Jesus

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A reflection on the challenges and potentials within our international network of institutions in order to facilitate and maximize our impact as a transnational body with a universal mission.

Secularization and the Jesuits

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The aim of this workshop was to discuss the impact of Secularization on this international religious body.

Jesuit Survival and Restoration

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2014 marked the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, one of the most significant events in nineteenth-century cultural and religious history but also one of the least well-studied.