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).
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.
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.
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.