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January 2017

Dear Mr. President – A Panel Discussion: Catholic Social Teaching, Civil Discourse, and the Trump Presidency

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McNally Amphitheater, 140 W 62nd St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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What do Catholics want President Trump to know about Catholic social teaching? What are the lessons that the 2016 presidential campaign has taught us about promoting civil discourse? What resources do religious traditions like Catholicism offer to help heal our national rifts? Join Fordham University for this exciting event where a panel of distinguished theologians, scholars, journalists, and commentators will assess the past and offer suggestions for the way forward.

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February 2017

Out of the Flames: Preserving the Manuscript Heritage of Endangered Syriac Christianity in the Middle East

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lowenstein Plaza, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Lecture by Dr. Columba Stewart, OSB, Professor of Theology and Director of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library (HMML) at St. John's University, Collegeville, MN The Syriac Christians of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq, Syria, and southeast Turkey) are among the most vulnerable of minority cultures in the current middle eastern crisis. Their culture is ancient and its manuscript heritage is among the richest in the Christian world. This lecture will describe the significance of Syriac Christianity as a counterpoint to historically…

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Lecture: Religious Nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lincoln Center Campus, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Speaker: Ross Brann, Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies and the Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University, will discuss the competing nationalisms that started the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, specifically the events of 1967 and 1979 in the Middle East which catalyzed the latent forces of religious nationalism.

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Inauguration of the Cassamarca Foundation Chair in Migration and Globalization

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Flom Auditorium, Walsh Library, 441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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Speaker: His Excellency, Archbishop Bernadito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and the Inaugural Holder of the Cassamarca Foundation Chair in Migration and Globalization at Fordham University, will present "The Holy See and the Fight against Human Trafficking." Discussants: Ms. Janye Bigelsen, Director of Human Trafficking Initiatives, Covenant House Mr. Michael A. Osborn, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Violent Crime Branch, New York Field Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation

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March 2017

Fordham in Manhattan: A History

March 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

College at 60 Spring 2017 Lecture Series Speaker: Robert R. Grimes, SJ, Dean of Fordham College Lincoln Center

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“Mama Hajji” or the Christian Family Hajj to Jerusalem

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Lecture by Valentina Izmirlieva, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages, Columbia University The protagonists of this lecture are Orthodox Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem who took as their model the Muslim Hajj to Mecca. These paradoxical pilgrims from the European part of the Ottoman Empire called themselves “hajjis,” using an Islamic honorific, but insisted on their Eastern Orthodox identity and the Orthodox ethos of their quest. While the Christian Hajj to Jerusalem emerged as an Ottoman phenomenon already in the 17th century,…

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Latino/a Cultures in the United States

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Conference Center, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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M.T. Davila, Ph.D, Andover Newton Theological Seminary Sponsored by the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies

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Lecture: Oneness Is a Gift of Man to God

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Conference Center, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Presented by Anna Marmodoro, PhD University of Oxford and University of Durham The Walton lectures in science, philosophy, and religion aim to provide interested professionals around the New York area the opportunity to interact with scholars of the highest caliber concerning topics at the intersection of science, philosophy, theology, and public policy. Lectures are free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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April 2017

Symposium: Slavery on the Cross

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Conference Center, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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This one day affair will feature historians and theologians well versed in American Catholic history and the question of slavery. The keynote speaker will be John J. Cummings, owner and founder of Whitney Plantation and Museum, which is the only plantation in the United States dedicated to the history of the American slave experience. Sponsored by The Department of African and African American Studies.

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Lecture: The Thrilling Romance of Science and Religion: The Marriage of Discourse

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12th-floor Lounge/Corrigan Conference Center, 113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Presented by Conor Cunningham, PhD University of Nottingham The Walton lectures in science, philosophy, and religion aim to provide interested professionals around the New York area the opportunity to interact with scholars of the highest caliber concerning topics at the intersection of science, philosophy, theology, and public policy. Lectures are free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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