UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER:
Perspectives on Religious Freedom, Extremism, and Suffering in Crisis and Conflict
Concerned about what is happening in the Middle East?
Worried about the spread of Ebola?
Frustrated by racial tensions in the wake of Ferguson?
Wondering how to make sense of it all as an Orthodox Christian college student?
The Office of Vocation & Ministry invites you to join other Orthodox college students from around the Boston area to reflect on current crises and conflicts both local and global with leading experts and scholars.
DR. THOMAS CREA – Thomas M. Crea, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Global Practice Concentration at the School of Social Work at Boston College. Dr. Crea’s research focuses on social interventions for vulnerable children and families, in local, national, and international contexts.
DR. ELIZABETH PRODROMOU – Elizabeth Prodromou, PhD, is Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School (Tufts University). Currently a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group, she served (2004-2012) as Vice Chair and Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
DR. MARIAN SIMION – Marian Gh. Simion, PhD, is a political scientist and Orthodox theologian. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Field Education Supervisor at Harvard Divinity School, and the administrator of the Religious Studies program at Hellenic College.
Coffee and registration, roundtable discussion with panelists
Lunch-discussion, full group discussion with panelists, closing reception
The event is free and open to college and graduate students throughout Boston and New England!
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