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A Synagogue in New York

In a New York Times article from March, author and journalist Jonathan Weisman discusses the recent increase in Antisemitism in the United States. This rise has not gone unnoticed, especially by groups such as the Anti Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, but these groups increasingly appear to be standing alone as many do not raise their voices against this hate. On October 16th the Boisi Center will host a panel discussion which asks the question “What Does it Mean to be Jewish in the Age of Trump?”

Fall 2018 Events


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Superpower Saints: Rome and America, 1939-1963

Kathleen Sprows Cummings, University of Notre Dame
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Gasson Hall 100 • 4pm

Co-sponsored with the Catholic Studies Program

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Gentrification in an Urban Church:
Reproducing Segregation in a Neighborhood Institution

Luncheon Colloquium 

Erick Berrelleza, S.J., Boston University 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Boisi Center • 12 - 1:15pm

RSVP required. Click here to register

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What Does it Mean to be Jewish in the Age of Trump?
Panel Discussion

Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College
Ruth Langer, Boston College
Mark Silk, Trinity College

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Higgins Hall 310 • 5:30 - 7pm

Co-sponsored with the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) at the Boston College Law School 

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How the Debate Over Birth Control Changed Catholic Theology
The Structure of Theological Revolutions by Mark Massa, S.J.
Author Meets Critics Book Panel

Mark Massa, S.J., Boston College (author)
Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
Meghan Clark, St. John's University, Queens, NY
James Keenan, S.J., Boston College

Moderated by Richard Gaillardetz, Boston College

Monday, November 5, 2018
Stokes Hall S195 • 5:30 - 7pm 

Book signing following the panel; BC Bookstore will be on hand to sell books.

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Conversations That Matter: Who Belongs at BC?
The Class of 2019 Discusses Race, Class, and Community at Boston College
Student Town Hall 

Kerry Cronin, Boston College
Barbara Quinn, R.S.C.J.,
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Walsh Hall 131 • 6:30 - 8pm

An Event for Boston College Senior Undergraduate Students Only


The Boisi Center fosters conversations that seek to clarify the moral consequences of public policies in ways that help to maintain the common good while respecting America's increasing religious diversity. More about the Boisi Center's mission...

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