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Gender and Medieval Jewish Piety

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 skattangribetz@fordham.edu would be most appreciated.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10th from 9:30 – 11:00 AM in Duane 156 on the Rose Hill campus.

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“What is Womanist Biblical Interpretation?”

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 mpeppard@fordham.edu (x3248).

Date: Thursday, December 3rd at 4:30pm

Location: Duane 140, Rose Hill Campus

 

 

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Fordham at the Forefront: Reflections on Pope Francis

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.

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Open House for Prospective Theology Majors and Minors

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.

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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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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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