“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

For those of us who grew up in New England, this September of false starts is troubling, but for those of you who are new to Massachusetts, it was perhaps a way to ease you into the unpredictability of New England weather where a week can be bookended by rain and chill, while its inner leaves are temperate, bright, and invigorating. Hopefully, a month into the new semester you now know to carry at least an umbrella always!

Boston, once a “City on a Hill,” dominated by theological debates and tensions between Puritans, Anglicans, Huguenots, and Quakers, having expelled the indigenous religions, is now home to the most diverse consortium of theological schools in the world. As a BTI Consortium student, you have the unique opportunity to travel through belief and disbelief, languages and pedagogies, and into an immersive, diverse world of theological study.

Against this background, it is my sincere hope that you will take every advantage of your time in the BTI Consortium from classes to events to collaborative, student-led conferences with peers from other institutions. The BTI Consortium is here to offer you our support on every step of your theological journey.

Welcome to Boston, the “Hub” of Interreligious Education!
Alix Brandon, Assistant Director
Events Around the BTI Consortium
Holy Cross Orthodox School of Theology will be hosting the 2018 Annual Meeting of The Orthodox Theological Society in America with the theme, Liturgy and the Arts, from Thursday, October 18 to Saturday, October 20.
The Friday evening Florovsky Lecture, by Dr. David Bentley Hart, titled "Beauty and Judgement," is free and open to the public.

This interactive seminar provides participants the opportunity to reflect together on the joys and challenges of parenting from Muslim and Jewish perspectives. It will meet on Thursdays in October and November at Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland and Temple Shir Tikva of Wayland.

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of the new and timely anthology , Words to Live By: Sacred Sources for Interreligious Engagement ( Orbis Books). The evening will include a panel discussion and comments from among the book contributors, many of whom are members of the BTI Consortium!
Panel: Dr. Francis X. Clooney, Dr. Celene Ibrahim,
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Moore, and Dr. Jennifer Howe Peace
Reflections: Rabbi Or Rose and Rev. Soren Hessler
Happening This Month
Boston College Center for Christian-Jewish Learning
Wednesday, October 3, 11:50am-12:50pm
Boston University School of Theology
Wednesday, October 3, 1-2pm
Boston University Institute for Philosophy & Religion
Wednesday, October 3, 5-6:30pm
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Thursday, October 4, 5:30-7pm
Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University
Friday, October 5 - Saturday, October 6
Presbyterian Church in Sudbury, MA
Friday, October 5, 7pm
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7pm
Boston College Center for Christian-Jewish Learning
Monday, October 15, 9:30am-12pm
Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College
Monday, October 15, 12-1:15pm
Hebrew College
Monday, October 15, 6:15pm
Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College
Tuesday, October 16, 5:30-7pm
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Thursday, October 18, 5:30-7pm
Religions and the Practice of Peace, Harvard Divinity School
Thursday, October 18, 6-8:30pm
Classifieds and Calls for Papers/Conferences
Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame
Applications due October 15, 2018
Journal of Interreligious Studies
Submissions due January 15, 2019
International Catacombs Society
Applications due January 15, 2019
There are ton of new courses that could be a perfect fit for your interests. You might end up meeting colleagues who are asking similar questions and doing similar research. Over 90% of BTI students who cross-register would highly recommend it to a friend or colleague. Get out there!
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