Associate Professor Michael Peppard was interviewed for PRI “The World” on Friday, January 22nd, for the story “ISIS wants to erase the Middle East’s Christian history — and make a few bucks along the way.” Text and audio for the interview can be found below. Professor Peppard also had his article,”Is this the Oldest Image of the Virgin Mary?” published in yesterday’s New York Times Sunday Review Section. It’s a version of one of the arguments from his new book, The World’s Oldest Church (Yale 2016).
A breakfast discussion by Elisheva Baumgarten (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), author of Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women and Everyday Religious Observance (2014) and Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe (2004). The event is being hosted by the Gender and Religion Faculty Seminar, and co-sponsored by Jewish Studies, Women’s Studies, the Theology Department, and the Center for Medieval Studies. All interested faculty and students are welcome to attend. RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org would be most appreciated.
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10th from 9:30 – 11:00 AM in Duane 156 on the Rose Hill campus.
American Media is please to announce the creation of the Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J., Post Graduate Writing Fellowship. The newly created fellowship offers the opportunity for three recently graduated students from Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to work at the offices of America Media in New York City for one year. O’Hare fellows receive housing at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus, health care coverage and a monthly stipend for living expenses during the 12 month program. Applications open December 1, 2015 and close January 31st, 2016. For more information regarding the O’Hare fellowship and how to apply, please visit oharefellows.org
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is now accepting applications for its 2016 program. FASPE Seminary use the conduct of the clergy during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on the contemporary ethical challenges facing religious leaders. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical issues of today. Ten to 15 fellows will be chosen for the 2016 program, which will run from Friday, June 17th through Thursday, June 30th. All program costs, including travel to Europe from New York and back, European travel, lodging, and food are covered. Completed applications are due by December 22, 2015. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit: www.FASPE.info.
Nyasha Junior, the Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at Temple University, will draw from her book, An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation, that aims to introduce this rich interpretive tradition to scholars and laypeople alike. Reception to follow. For more information, please contact Associate Professor Michael Peppard at email@example.com (x3248).
Date: Thursday, December 3rd at 4:30pm
Location: Duane 140, Rose Hill Campus
Fordham Theology Graduate Stephanie Pennacchia was profiled in an article on her work for the homeless in New York City in the October 26th issue of Crains New York Business.
A review essay written by Ph.D. Candidate Brendan McInerny, titled “A View from Above? Balthasar and the Boundaries of Theology”, published in Pro Ecclesia: A Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology, vol. 24, number 4, 2015. His review was based on Karen Kilby’s Balthasar: A (Very) Critical Introduction and is part of a book symposium on Kilby’s work.
Join us for a panel discussion on His Encyclical on the Environment, His Impact on Catholic Latinos, and His Visit to the U.S. with The Reverend Claudio Burgaleta, SJ, PhD Associate Professor of Theology; Christiana Peppard, PhD Assistant Professor of Theology; Terrence Tilley, PhD Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, Professor of Catholic Theology, and moderated by Fox News anchor, Patti Ann Browne, FCRH ’87. Cost is $30 for alumni and complimentary for current Fordham students. Refreshments will be served. Please register online for this event.
For students interested in learning more about our Theology program, there will be a talk about what our current students and faculty are doing in the department, what our graduates go on to do, and the requirements of the program. This will be taking place on Tuesday, November 10th at 4pm in Duane 140 at the Rose Hill Campus.
What does it mean to be a theologian thinking with and for the contemporary church? How can we, as theologians, integrate our spirituality and faith with the task of doing theology in the academy? This event will be led by Rev. Frank McAloon, SJ, Ph.D., of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education.
Date: Saturday, November 7th
Details: Depart Fordham at 8am. Retreat begins at 9:30 AM. Return at 5:30pm.
Location: Mariandale Retreat Center, Ossining, NY (A short trip away on the Metro North).
For more information, please call 330-421-3370 or email Jason Steidl.