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WalletHub Coronavirus Easter Survey
Professor Chester Gillis was featured in WalletHub’s recent survey about Coronavirus Easter. Read more here.

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Experts panel featuring Professor Frederick Ruf. Majors and prospective majors in Theology and Religious Studies might find this discussion of job prospects for majors of interest. Learn more here.

7th Annual Costan Lecture in Early Christianity

Columba Stewart, OSB

Professor of Theology, St. John’s University (Minnesota)

Executive Director, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

“Ascetic Influencers: The Manichaeans and the 

Development of Early Christian Asceticism”

Tuesday, November 9, 5:00 p.m.

ICC Auditorium

Reception to Follow (tent on White-Gravenor Esplanade)

Join us in-person or virtually by registering here

COVID-19 SAFETY: Georgetown University is a vaccinated campus. Everyone attending the lecture in person must show either a GU ID or proof of full vaccination. Everyone inside a university building is required to wear a mask covering mouth and nose at all times.


Peter Phan, PhDDoing Theology in the Twenty-First Century 

Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 • 5:30pm 

 $20 • 60 Min • Discussion following the Lecture • Online via Zoom

This fall Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality delighted to welcome renowned theologian, Peter Phan, presenting Doing Theology in the Twenty-First Century

Dr. Phan has earned three doctorates and received four honorary doctorates. He’s the first non-Anglo to be elected President of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the American Theological Society. Dr. Phan is also the author or editor of over 35 books. 

His presentation will cover the purpose and process of inculturation, the function of religious dialogue, and how migration impacts our concepts of the church today. One feature of our contemporary world is religious diversity as it challenges our understanding of Jesus as the universal Savior and the Church as a sacrament of salvation. 

To register for this or any other Wisdom Ways Fall 2021 program, please follow this link to the Wisdom Ways online store: (new window) 

For questions about the program or if you are having trouble registering, please contact Danielle Clausnitzer at (new window) or via phone at 651-696-2787. 


Buddhist-Christian Perspectives on Contemplative Practices and Religious Belonging

The Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (new window) (SBCS) is a coordinating body supporting activities related to the comparative study of, and the practical interaction between, Buddhism and Christianity. 

The society welcomes scholars and practitioners who are grounded in different expressions of Buddhism and Christianity, and it encourages those who report on Buddhist-Christian dialogue and comparative study, both as historical research and contemporary practice, to employ analytical and theoretical tools and set their discussion within the framework of broader human history. As part of its annual conference, the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies hosted two public panels over two days: “Contemplative Practices and Religious Experiences: Buddhist-Christian Perspectives” and “Natal and Convert Christians and Buddhists.”

This event was co-sponsored by the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, Georgetown University’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies and its Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Learn more here

The Theological Legacy of Gerard Mannion

Please join us for a tribute to the late Gerard Mannion, holder of the Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies at Georgetown University and a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, was a dynamic and creative theologian at the cutting edge of issues relating to church and society, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, and ecclesial identity.

This online discussion will include our department fellows Leo Lefebure, Peter Phan, and Dale Irvin. They will join a number of Gerard’s other close and distinguished colleagues and friends.

September 21, 2020

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Information and an opportunity to register and RSVP for the online discussion may be found at:

Location: Online Zoom Webinar

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