Kirk A. Bingaman, PhD, GRE,
associate professor of pastoral care and counseling, was the keynote speaker for the Faith Leadership Health and Wellness Conference on Jan. 27 at the NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn.
George E. Demacopoulos, PhD, A&S,
Fr. John Meyendorff Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies and co-director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, published “Croisades, mémoire, et pardon dans la construction de l’identité chrétien,” in the journal Istina and recently traveled to Istanbul with Aristotle Papanikolaou, PhD, Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, for a historic meeting of scholars in preparation for the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church.
Bradford E. Hinze, PhD, A&S,
professor and Karl Rahner Chair in theology, presented the paper, “Synodality and Democracy for We the People,” at an international conference in Munich, Germany on Dec. 6-8. He also gave a keynote address on “The Ecclesiology of Pope Francis and the Future of the Church in Africa” at the International Colloquium on the Future of Catholicism in Africa 50 Years after Vatican II in Nigeria on Dec. 17-19.
Tina Maschi, PhD, GSS,
associate professor of social work, published the book Applying a Human Rights Approach to Social Work Research and Evaluation: A Right Research Manifesto (Springer, 2016).
Aristotle Papanikolaou, PhD, A&S,
Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture, recently traveled to Istanbul with George E. Demacopoulos, PhD, Fr. John Meyendorff Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies, for a historic meeting of scholars in preparation for the Great and Holy Council of the Orthodox Church. He also participated in preparatory meetings for a three-year seminar on “Gender and Sexuality in Eastern Christianity,” to be hosted by the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief and in the seminar “In the Image of Love: A Different History of God and the Human Person,” in Belgium.
Christiana Peppard, PhD, A&S,
assistant professor of theology, science, and ethics, convened a joint session on climate justice and the pragmatic proposal of carbon sabbaticals for the meetings of the Society of Christian Ethics, Society of Jewish Ethics, and Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics in Toronto on Jan. 8-10.
Michael Peppard, PhD, A&S,
associate professor of theology, published the book The World’s Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria (Yale University Press, 2016).
John Seitz, PhD, A&S,
assistant professor of theology, presented the paper, “Catholic Emotional Communities” at a roundtable session and gave a response to three papers at another session entitled “The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in America” at the Annual Meetings of the American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA) in January. In the same month he presented a paper reviewing a new volume by historian John Corrigan at the American Society of Church History (ASCH). Seitz was also officially installed for a three-year term as a member of the ASCH Executive Council.