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Past Events: 2001-2002

FALL 2001

September 14-15, 2001
Toward a Deeper Understanding of Forgiveness: The Meaning and Significance of Forgiveness in Political, Social, and Theological Contexts - Inaugural Conference.

October 3, 2001
Understanding Islam - Professor Jimmy Jones, Manhattanville College; Professor Qamar al-Huda, Boston College; and Professors Todd Lewis, Laury Silvers-Alario, and Vickie Langohr, College of the Holy Cross.

October 10, 2001
Euphoria: Programming and Packaging American Youth - Oretha Winston, Atlantic Records.

October 23, 2001
Winslow Homer: The Nature of Observation - Elizabeth Johns, Senior Fellow, Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture.

October 24, 2001
Holding the Tension: Brain-Psyche-Spirit - William Fortier and a panel of commentors: David Doiron of Worcester Pastoral Counseling Center and Profs. Andrew Futterman and Christopher Dustin, College of the Holy Cross.

October 30, 2001
Seeking an Understanding Heart - student discussion group topic: "Student Identity."

October 31, 2001
Breakfast Discussion for Religious Leaders on Stem-Cell Research - Professor Thomas Shannon, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Professor William Stempsey, College of the Holy Cross; and a representative of the biotech industry.

November 13, 2001
Seeking an Understanding Heart - student discussion group topic: "Student Identity."

November 15, 2001
Forgiveness and the Aftermath of Contemporary Crimes Against Humanity - Marguerite Feitlowitz, Independent Scholar, and Anita Isaacs, Stinnes Professor of Global Studies, Haverford College.

November 16, 2001
Emotions in Black and White and Color - Ronald DeSousa, Philosophy Department, University of Toronto.

November 17, 2001
Religion in the Deaf Community: A Panel Presentation.

November 28, 2001
'Experiencing Advent' Luncheon Reflection Series: "Our Longing for God" - Led by Elizabeth Johns, Visiting Fellow, CREC.

November 29, 2001
As Leaven in the World: Catholic Perspectives on Faith, Vocation and the Intellectual Life - Book publication panel discussion and reception.

December 5, 2001
'Experiencing Advent' Luncheon Reflection Series: "God's Longing for Us" - Led by Elizabeth Johns, Visiting Fellow, CREC.

December 12, 2001
'Experiencing Advent' Luncheon Reflection Series: "Our Repentance and God's Assurance" - Led by Elizabeth Johns, Visiting Fellow, CREC.

December 13, 2001
The Catholic Community Forms Its Conscience on War and Terrorism - Featuring Suzanne Shanley, Agape Community; Kristin Heyer, Boston College; Scott Schaeffer-Duffy, St. Francis and Therese House; Ward Thomas, College of the Holy Cross.

December 19, 2001
'Experiencing Advent' Luncheon Reflection Series: "We Wait for the Light" - Led by Elizabeth Johns, Visiting Fellow, CREC.

SPRING 2002

January 21, 2002
The Moral Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Student-led Teach-in and Debate - Panelists: Allison Bell, '05, Kristen Cortiglia, '02, Alix Dejean, '04, Sarah Dalton, '02, Nikia Kelly, '03, Katie Li, '05, Patrick Tigue, '03.

January 29, 2002
Jesuits and Their Influence on German Renaissance Churches - Jeffrey Chipps Smith, the Kay Fortson Chair in European Art, University of Texas at Austin.

January 31, 2002
Flanagan Lecture - Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Director of Catholic Charities USA and former Dean of Harvard Divinity School.

February 1, 2002
Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity - Dr. William Shea, Saint Louis University.

February 2, 2002
Student Interfaith Encounter visits Congregation Beth Israel (a Conservative synagogue in Worcester, MA) - Hosted by Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum and Professor Patricia Bizzell.

February 5, 2002
The Worcester Interreligious Forum presents its Statement on Shared Values and Beliefs for the Worcester Community, which arises from extended interfaith dialogue among local religious leaders.

February 8, 2002
The Judecca Exchange - Dramatic reading of an original play by Richard Cusack '50, featuring Edward Isser, Steve Vineberg, Lynn Kremer and Joan Townsend.

February 10, 2002
The Klezmer Conservatory Band - Presented by Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts and the office of Student Programs and Leadership Development.

February 11, 2002
The Christian Critique of Societies: Just or Unjust? - Rev. Jean-Yves Calvez, S.J., presented by Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

February 11, 2002
Religion, Spirituality, and Aging Series - Helen Black.

February 19, 2002
Catholic Studies Reading Group: What is Catholic Place? - Led by John Schmalzbauer in conjunction with the Cantor Gallery exhibition, "Sacred Spaces: Legacy and Responsibility."

February 22, 2002
The Ethics of the War on Terrorism - Rev. J. Bryan Hehir: Director of Catholic Charities USA and former Dean of Harvard Divinity School.

February 22, 2002
Student Interfaith Encounter visits The Islamic Society of Greater Worcester - Hosted by Shaikh Hamid Mahmood, the Community's religious director.

February 24, 2002
Finding A Spiritual Home: Where Do Jewish Deaf Go? - An interactive dialogue workshop facilitated by Marla Berkowitz.

February 28, 2002
African American Spirituality Series - Farah Jasmine Griffin.

March 13, 2002
Jesuits in China: New Historical Perspectives - Nicolas Standaert, S.J., Institute for Advanced Studies.

March 14, 2002
'To Make Men Whole': Faith and Social Consciousness in C.L. Franklin's Detroit Ministry 1946-1969 - Professor Nick Salvatore, Cornell University.

March 15, 2002
Faculty/Staff Roundtable: Young Adult Catholics: Religion in the Culture of Choice - John Schmalzbauer, Tom Landy, Kim McElaney, Kristine Cyr-Goodwin.

March 19, 2002
Packachoag and Mount Saint James: Worcester's Early Christian Indian Communities - Professor Thomas Doughton.

March 20, 2002
The Poetry of Billy Collins: A Subject for Catholic Studies? - Catholic Studies Reading Group.

April 5-6-7, 2002
Sacred Spaces: Legacy and Responsibility - Conference.

April 12-13, 2002
The Anatomy of Evil - Conference.

April 16, 2002
The Anatomy of Evil - Discussion by Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group.

April 21, 2002
Student Interfaith Encounter visits Salem Covenant Church (A Swedish-American Protestant church founded in 1880). Hosted by Pastor Mark Frykholm and Professor John Schmalzbauer.

April 24, 2002
Thomas More Lecture on Faith, Work and Civic Life - Joseph E. Murray, MD, class of 1940.

May 2, 2002
Report on the Middle East - Local Catholic Worker Scott Schaeffer-Duffy '80 visited the West Bank during the heaviest fighting two weeks ago.