Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fordham Theology Graduate Student Retreat: A Day of Community, Recollection, Reflection, and Prayer

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.

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Protest Religion! AIDS Activism, American Religion, and the Ethics of Sex

The second installment of the E.Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Lecture Series will feature Anthony Petro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Modern Christianity at Boston University. He has recently published the book  After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion (Oxford University Press).

Date: Monday, November 2nd at 5:30pm

Location: Law School Room 4-01, Lincoln Center Campus

Questions: Please contact Dr. Orit Avishai with any questions.

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Religious Responses to Refugees & Immigrants

Join us for a Lincoln Center Theology Roundtable with

Mayra Peters-Quintero, Senior Program Officer for Protecting Immigrant and Migrant Rights, The Ford Foundation
Angel G. Diaz, Justice for Immigrants Coordinator, Cabrini Immigrant Services, and host of the program Rompiendo las Aguas on Radio Maria
John Davenport, Professor of Philosophy and Director, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Fordham University

Wednesday, October 28
2:30-4:00 PM
McMahon 109

Flyer here: Roundtable Fall 2015

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Fordham Professors Cover Pope’s Visit for Media

Many faculty members in Fordham’s Theology Department were involved with media coverage of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States.

Professor Jeannine Hill Fletcher was interviewed and quoted in a story for the Washington Post assessing the pope’s visit.

Associate Professor and Department Chair Patrick Hornbeck served as guest commentator and advisor to the anchors on Al Jazeera America over the duration of the pope’s visit.

Associate Professor Michael Peppard was interviewed on MSNBC on Saturday, September 26, as well as being quoted in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

Professor Maureen Tilley was interviewed by WPIX on September 22, 26, and 27; NY1 on September 23 and 24; and on the WNBC Weekend Today Show on September 26.

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Prof. Lee to Give 9th Burunat Lecture on Romero

On Sunday, October 25, Associate Professor Michael Lee of the Theology Department will deliver the Ninth Annual Julio Burunat, Ph.D. Memorial Lecture. Professor Lee’s talk, entitled “Canonizing Liberal Theology: the Struggle Over Blessed Oscar Romero of El Salvador” will focus on Romero, his person and relationships with liberation theology. It will explore how the politics of sainthood reflect concerns about theology, Christian identity and the role of the church in the world. The event, running from 4:45-8:00PM, includes reception and dinner. It will be held at the 12th Floor Lounge, Corrigan Conference Center in the Lowenstein Building at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus.

To RSVP by October 16, call 718-817-3240 or email here.

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Prof. Hornbeck & Fr. Jim Martin Recap Papal Visit

On October 6, Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, Professor and Chair of the Theology Department, and Father Jim Martin, SJ sat down for a public conversation recapping Pope Francis’s visit to the United States, entitled “Pope Francis Goes to Washington… and Philadelphia… and New York.” Both Professor Hornbeck and Father Martin served as media commentators during the pope’s visit.

For a full audio recording of the conversation along with a more in-depth synopsis, see Fordham News’ coverage of the event.

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