8th Bullock lecture on YouTube
Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., of the Harvard Divinity School joined us on Tuesday March 12th to deliver the 8th Annual Rev. Robert W. Bullock Memorial Lecture. His topic was “The Hindu-Christian Encounter: Fresh Light on the Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue.”
Neha Patel (Class of 2014) welcomed Prof. Clooney with a traditional Hindu greeting and blessing. Neha is a Biology Major with a pre-Med concentration and an academic minor in the study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations. A recognized student leader, Neha also shared with us a brief picture of her inspiring journey from India to New England, as well as the importance of her Hindu faith in her life and in her family.
Following the lecture, Professor Rebecca Norris of Merrimack’s department of Religious and Theological Studies offered an insightful response and opened the way for questions from the audience. If you were unable to join us you can now watch the lecture if you click here.
The Bullock Lecture was made possible by a generous donation from Prof. MaryLee Underhill.
Prof. Clooney is the Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology and Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at the Harvard Divinity School.
Rabbi Burton Visotzky, winner of the 2012 Goldziher Prize, will present the 2014 Goldziher Lecture on, “From Cairo to Qatar, Oman and Beyond: Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in the U.S. and Internationally.”
Lessons of Faith: Alumna’s Bequest to Strengthen Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at MerrimackEileen Jennings ’64, admits that she spent most of her life largely unaware of the specific teachings of the Muslim religion, and its many similarities with Christianity. But that changed dramatically in 2007, when she met an Afghan man named Israr who has since brought religious tolerance, sustaining friendship, and a new calling into Jennings’ life. Today, through the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations Jennings has reached out to share those gifts with the Merrimack community.