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Past Events: 2003-2004

FALL 2003

September 10, 2003
Fast Food Nation - Author Eric Schlosser . Condé Nast Lectures on Media, Ethics and Values.

October 21, 2003
Thomas More Lectures on Faith, Work and Civic Life - Miguel Satut, '72, Program Director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

October 23, 2003
Beyond Scandal: Catholics Rethink Homosexuality - Beyond Brokenness: Healing, Renewal and the Church series: Mark Jordan, Asa Griggs Candler Professor, Department of Religion, Emory University.

October 23, 2003
Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group discusses Mark Jordan's The Ethics of Sex.

November 5, 2003
Remote Justice: Tuning In to Citizenship - Professor Valerie Karno, J.D., Ph.D.

November 6, 2003
A Spirit in Love with the Earth: The Meaning and Promise of Religious Environmentalism - Professor Roger Gottlieb, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

November 9, 2003
Student Interfaith Encounter visits the Jesuit Urban Center / Church of the Immaculate Conception in Boston for Sunday mass and a discussion of issues facing gay Catholics today.

November 11, 2003
Veils and Ecstasy: Stories and Images of Female Migrants in the Indonesian Borderlands - Johan Lindquist, an anthropologist at Cornell University.

November 12, 2003
Symposium on the Life and Work of Walter Ong, S.J.

November 13, 2003
Anxieties of a Career Diplomat: Reflections on America's Role in the World - Ambassador Peter Burleigh.

December 8, 2003
Pragmatism and the Modern Self - Michael J. Lacey, Emeritus Director, Center for American Society and Culture, Woodrow Wilson Center, Smithsonian Institution.

December 10, 2003
So I will Disappear: Insights into the Writings of Thomas Merton, on the 35th anniversary of Merton's death.

SPRING 2004

January 21 - February 20, 2004
Exhibition - Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation - Photographs by Rev. Don Doll S.J.

January 28, 2004
Growing Old Together: Sources of Meaning in Relationality and Reciprocity - Susan H. McFadden.

February 5, 2004
The Jesuits and Modernity: the Case of John Courtney Murray - Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, Professor, Catholic University. Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

February 9, 2004
Religious Congregations, Community Organizing, and Democratic Renewal - Professor Richard L. Wood, University of New Mexico.

February 10, 2004
Early Jewish Mysticism - Ithamar Gruenwald, professor of Jewish Mysticism, Tel Aviv University. Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

February 17, 2004
Last Lecture Series - Mary Lee Ledbetter, Professor of Biology.

February 18, 2004
After Babylon: The Loss of Cultural Heritage and the Future of Iraq's Past - Kathryn Slanski, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Assyriology, Yale University and Visiting Professor, Fairfield University.

February 18, 2004
Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group - Paige Reynolds leads a discussion of the Kate O'Brien novel The Land of Spices.

February 27, 2004
Science, Religion and the Quest for Cosmic Purpose - John F. Haught, Georgetown University.

March 1, 2004
Sex Abuse in the Church: What have the revelations of abuse meant for your faith? - Campus forum.

March 2, 2004
Four Cultures of Catholicism - Author John O'Malley, S.J., , Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group.

March 18, 2004
Holocaust Denial: the Argument and the Evidence - Robert Jan van Pelt, Visiting Professor at the Strassler Family Center for Holocaust Research, Clark University. Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

March 22, 2004
Confronting the Adolescent: The Abolition of High School - Leon Botstein, president of Bard College.

March 23, 2004
The Passion of Christ - Faculty panel: Profs. Patricia Bizzell (English), Bruce Herzberg (Bentley College) Frederick Murphy (Religious Studies), William Reiser SJ (Religious Studies), and Steve Vineberg (Theater).

March 24, 2004
The Falsification Challenge Revisited: Religious Principles and Historical Evidence - Terrence Tilley, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Dayton.

March 29, 2004
Faith, Fasting and Festivals - Panel discussion.

March 31, 2004
Aftermath: The Abuse Crisis and the Ministry of Priests - Rev. William Kremmell '61, Rev. Kenneth Brown, and Rev. William Campbell, SJ, '87.

April 6, 2004
Human Rights Challenges in East Timor - Rev. Ageng Marwata, S.J.

April 19, 2004
Evangelicals and Catholics in Latin America: Together or Apart? - Paul Freston, Calvin College.

April 20, 2004
Between Renaissance and Baroque: Jesuit Art in Rome, 1565-1610 - Author Gauvin Alexander Bailey of Clark University, Catholic Studies Faculty Reading Group.

April 21, 2004
Pope Pius XII and the Historians: Who Will Win? - Professor José Sanchez, Saint Louis University. Kraft-Hiatt Fund for Jewish-Christian Understanding.

April 22, 2004
Last Lecture Series - Stephanie Yuhl, Assistant Professor of History.