Calling all students interested in working on a Spring conference! Did you know that the BTI Consortium has a budget to support student conferences? Well, we do!

So far this year, we have provided marketing and financial support for the BU Graduate Program in Religion’s Religion and Technology graduate conference and the Second Annual Imago Dei Conference held at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Next semester, we have already signed up to provide the same for the International Mission and Ecumenism Faculty Committee’s consultation on World Christianity and the Arts (4/5/19 at the BCSTM) and a conference focused on Feminist Studies in Religion, being chaired by HDS. 
Grants typically range between $500 – $1,500, and our only firm requirement is that there be at least three BTI Consortium schools on the planning committee.

Students at the Hebrew College Rabbinical School have expressed interest in a session focused on Judaism, and there is interest at Hartford Seminary in one examining an aspect of Islam. If you might be interested in joining a planning committee for either, please let us know. We can connect students with similar interests to help move these conferences along!

And we still are able to support one more conference beyond those two. To get things going, just fill out the simple application form on the BTI Consortium website ( 

Wishing everyone strength and health for finals and peace until we’re all back in January!
Ann, Alix, and Jill
Events Around the BTI Consortium

What would Maimonides say if he lived now? How would our reading of the Torah change if it were on an iPad rather than a scroll? We update our phones, we update our operating systems, why not update our Judaism?

Join Eser in Spring 2019 for “Ten Millennial Updates to Jewish Living.” Over the course of the 10 weeks — from the first week in March through mid-May — Eser groups will gather throughout Greater Boston to converse about diverse including race, love and sex, the passage of time, the Holocaust, bioethics, Jewish humor and more.

What is Eser? Eser is Hebrew for 10, a number with special significance in Judaism. Eser brings together individuals in their 20s and 30s for conversations in neighborhood living rooms to build connection and community.

Sunday, December 16, 3:30-5:30 PM
Presented by Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Boston & Hebrew College

Jewish immigrant bankers helped shape the mass migration of Jews from Eastern Europe and the development of 20th century American finance. Entrepreneurial Jewish immigrants formed small banks to facilitate purchasing passage to America. Their innovative credit mechanisms gave immigrant Jews, who could offer no collateral, access to basic financial services. They encouraged immigrants to invest in new homes, contributing to the immigrants’ economic success and the expanding U.S. economy. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Dr. Rebecca Kobrin is the Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History at Columbia University.
Classifieds and Calls for Papers/Conferences
PrayTell Blog
Submissions due December 15, 2018
St. John's Prep
Applications due December 17, 2018
St. John's Prep
Applications due December 17, 2018
Neighborly Faith
Applications due December 21, 2018
Lumen et Vita Conference (February 9, 2019)
Submissions due December 23, 2018
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics
Applications due December 28, 2018
US Jesuit Assistancy for Mission and Interreligious Dialogue and the Boston College Theology Department
Submissions due Dec ember 31, 2018
Theology and Pop Culture Series by Lexington Books / Fortress Academic
Submissions due January 15, 2019
Journal of Interreligious Studies
Submissions due January 15, 2019
International Catacombs Society
Applications due January 15, 2019
Princeton Theological Review
Submissions due January 15, 2019
Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University
Applications due January 18, 2019
Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University
Applications due January 18, 2019
Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University
Applications due January 18, 2019
Applications due March 31, 2019
Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Submissions due May 1, 2019

Our member schools are beginning to post courses for the Spring 2019 Semester! Over 90% of BTI students who cross-register would highly recommend it to a friend or colleague. Cross-registration is open!
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