Colloquia and Conferences

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Undergraduate Colloquium

Graduate Colloquium

Theology & Religious Studies Colloquium

Faith Engaging Culture
in Research & Teaching


Dr. Christy Lang Hearlson, Dr. Vincent Lloyd and Dr. Kerry San Chirico

Tuesday, October 8 from 4-5:30 pm

Dougherty Hall, West Lounge

Reception to follow! 

All TRS Graduate Students are expected to attend the colloquium. 

Conferences & Lectures

Seeking the Right Side of History: November 1st 6 pm. Bartley 1011

Keynote speaker: Richard Lennan (Professor of Systematic Theology and Professor Ordinarius, School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College)

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Science and the University Task Force on the Sexual Abuse Crisis

Call for Papers for the Day Seminar!

Abstract: The sexual abuse crisis has shredded the integrity of the Catholic Church’s life and ministry. The members of the Catholic community share a longing for a more authentic church, but disagree about the means to achieve this goal. What is the role of theologians in this context? This presentation links theology and the promotion of hope. If focuses on hope as the product of honest acceptance of the church’s brokenness and creative interpretation of the church’s own resources.

Public Lecture starting at 6 pm in Bartley 1011


Nostra Aetate In Our Time

Nostra Aetate (In Our Time), the Latin name by which The Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions is known, formalized an expanded attitude of dialogue and respect toward the major non-Christian religions of the world: Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Since its promulgation on October 25, 1965, Nostra Aetate has evolved, as a result of geopolitical conflicts which find relations between the various religions and cultures at the axial point of current events. Pope Benedict XVI called it “the Magna Carta of interreligious dialogue.” The goal of the Villanova conference on Nostra Aetate is to explore the ramifications of this vital document, enriching the dialogue and scholarship on its influence in the modern world.