Happening This Month
Religious Exclusivism and Interreligious Dialogue: Incompatible or Not? (10/12)
Does openness to other religions and interreligious harmony require compromising one's own strong faith convictions? This is one of the pressing questions for the future of interreligious dialogue. This lecture is based on years of involvement in dialogue and peace work in the Balkans, and on Volf's important role in responding to the Muslim dialogue initiative, "A Common Word Between Us and You," of which we celebrate the tenth anniversary.

Going Viral: A Religion and Health Conference (10/14)
As the United States is embroiled in its own political debate over healthcare, communities worldwide continue to grapple with healthcare crises ranging from the Ebola outbreak of 2014 to the ongoing humanitarian disasters unfolding in Syria and Yemen. This conference draws on Boston University's rich resources in public health, theology, and religious studies as a starting point for a broader conversation about how individuals from a wide range of religious traditions engage healthcare institutions and providers and interpret public health issues across cultures and time.

How Science Ruined and Rescued My Faith with "Science Mike" (10/5)
Meet  Mike McHargue , the Christian turned atheist turned mystic. Science destroyed his faith and then helped him to rebuild it in a whole new way. His novel approach to integrating science, religion and spirituality—which draws on insights from neuroscience and cosmology—has gathered him hundreds of thousands of  podcast  subscribers from all across the religious-secular spectrum. Hear his  strange and unusual story  and then engage with him in a live AMA (Ask Me Anything).

"Faith in Action: Poverty and the Racialization of Economy" (10/19)

Check out this fantastic panel discussion presented by BU School of Theology, featuring Drs. Cornel West, Peter Paris, Nimi Woriboko, and Pamela Lightsey. October 19, 2017, 6:30-9:15 in the George Sherman Auditorium (second floor, Sherman Center) at Boston University. Light hors d'oeuvres and opportunity for conversation to follo w. All are welcome. Questions? Please contact Dr. Diana Swancutt at  swancutt@bu.edu .
Boston University Institute for Philosophy and Religion
Wednesday, October 4, 5 pm
BU School of Theology, Rm. 325
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-7 pm
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Presented by Religions and the Practice of Peace at HDS
Thursday, October 5, 6-8:30 pm
Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave.
A Symposium by Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Thursday-Friday, October 5-6, 7:30-3:15 pm
Holy Cross Campus, Brookline MA
Boston University School of Theology
Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8 pm
BU School of Theology, Rm. 325
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Wednesday, October 11, 5:30-7 pm
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Presented by the Lutheran Episcopal Ministry at MIT
Friday, October 13, 5:00 PM – Sunday, October 15, 1 pm 
University Lutheran Church, Cambridge MA
A Book Launch by BTI board member and BCSTM Dean, Thomas Stegman S.J.
Thursday, October 19, 5:30-7 pm
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Presented by Religions and the Practice of Peace at HDS
Thursday, October 19, 5:15 pm – Friday, October 20, 5 pm
Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave.
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30-7 pm
Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus
Presented by Religions and the Practice of Peace at HDS
Tuesday, October 24, 5:30-7 pm
Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave.
Classifieds and Calls for Papers
Currently accepting papers until October 2nd - Conference is on Oct. 28
BIG CHANGES
We've updated our website over the summer! Head over to our site to explore opportunities and learn more about the BTI staff and mission. We also launched huge updates to the cross-registration process and to the portal. Check them out on our site.
NEW STUDENTS
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