The context which shaped the encounter between early modern Jesuit missionaries and China not only included Europe and East Asia, but also the long and often arduous maritime journey between these distant lands. CGCM faculty associate Eugenio Menegon is uncovering the importance of this journey on the cross-cultural encounter between Jesuits and China in a […]
“Going Viral: Religion and Health” will be the theme for the third annual Graduate Student Conference on Religion at Boston University. Dr. Ellen Idler from Emory College will serve as the keynote speaker for the event, which will also feature health professionals and graduate students. The conference will be held from 9:00am-6:00pm, October 14th, 2017. Register […]
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference has recognized Professor Rady Roldan-Figueroa‘s article, “Martín de Roa, S.J. (1559-1637) and the Consolidation of Catholic Literary Culture in Spain,” European History Quarterly 45, no. 1 (2015): 5-33 with the Harold J. Grimm Prize. The Grimm Prize is awarded annually to the best article published during the previous year which reflects […]
Dr. Glen Messer, the former Associate Ecumenical Staff Officer of the Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships of the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church (OCUIR), will explore the directions in which contemporary ecumenism is moving.
“400 Years of Desires: New Approaches to Jesuit Missions through the Litterae Indipetae” The missionary ideal was among the most compelling reasons to join the Society of Jesus since its very inception. But not all the Jesuits were selected or thought apt for the challenging life in the ‘Indies’. Enthralled by their desire for mission, […]
On the weekend of October 21st and 22nd, professors and graduate students representing 18 different religious and educational institutions from the North East and Mid Atlantic United States met at the 99th annual Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Mission. Seeking to survey and understand the current state of missions education in the region, the theme […]
University of Massachusetts-Boston is offering a free workshop on managing difficult conversations around identity issues of race, religion, and ethnicity on campuses and communities. The workshop is on October 22, 2016 at the U Mass Boston Campus Center. More information on the event can be found here.
Daewon Moon, Doctoral Fellow at the CGCM, was recently appointed as a visiting researcher at the Korea Research Institute for Mission (KRIM). He is involved in a project to develop training materials for Korean missionary candidates under the leadership of the renowned Korean missiologist Dr. Steve Moon, who is contributing editor of the International […]
Columbia University Libraries/Information Services invites applications from scholars and researchers to its annual program designed to facilitate access to Columbia’s special and distinctive collections, the Libraries Research Awards. The Libraries will award ten (10) grants of $2,500 each on a competitive basis to researchers who can demonstrate a compelling need to consult Columbia University Libraries/Information Services holdings […]