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Mobile Seminar at Princeton University Art Museum Connects CTI Projects on Migration with Religion & Violence

Members in the Spring Research Workshop on Religion & Violence took part in a Mobile Seminar at the Princeton University Art Museum. Leading the Mobile Seminar was Juliana Ochs Dweck, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Engagement at the museum. Focused on the exhibit, “Miracles on the Border: Retablos of Mexican Migrants to the United States,” the seminar connected CTI’s research on migration with the current workshop on religion and violence, both part of a five-year Inquiry on Global Concerns.


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Robert Gascoigne, Professor of Theology Emeritus, Australian Catholic University, Australia

Claudia Hoffmann, Assistant/Post-Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Theology, University of Basel, Switzerland

Zhenshuai Jiang, Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism, Shandong University, China

Nico Koopman, Vice Rector and Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Manitza Kotzé, Senior Lecturer of Bioethics, North-West University, South Africa

Paul Oslington, Professor of Economics, Alphacrucis College, Australia

Marcia Pally, Professor, New York University, United States, Guest Professor, Faculty of Theology, Humboldt University-Berlin, Germany

Michael Roy, Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

Devin Singh, Assistant Professor of Religion, Dartmouth College, United States

Simon Yin, Professor of Economics and Religion, Hefei University of Technology, China

William Witherspoon Lecture on Theology & science


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dr. Dirk Evers, Professor of Systematic Theology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany gave the 2019 William Witherspoon Lecture on Theology and Science. His lecture was titled “Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe of Human Flourishing?”

CTI Launches New Podcast

CTI has recently launched a new podcast based on the work of the Center, called Theology Matters. The double meaning of the title is intentional, as it explores both the matters or topics of theology as well as the question of how theology matters in the contemporary world. Each season will explore in depth one of the issues of global concern CTI is examining, beginning with Season 1 on Religion & Violence. The first four episodes are already available, including conversations with CTI members Wolfgang Palaver, Lisa le Roux, Ephraim Meir, and Antti Pentikäinen. Click here to listen or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. If you like what you hear, leave us a positive review and share with your friends and colleagues.



Friday November 2, 2018

Dr. Eric Gregory, Professor of Religion and Chair of the Council of Humanities at Princeton University, gave the Center of Theological Inquiry's 40th Anniversary Lecture. His lecture was titled "Good Samaritans of the Entire World: Humanitarian ethics and what we owe to whom."



Thursday, October 4, 2018

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm gave the 2018 William H. Scheide Lecture on Global Concerns, with a lecture titled "The Ethical Challenge of the Digital Age." This event marked the 40th Anniversary of the founding of CTI in 1978.

Prof. Bedford-Strohm is the Presiding Bishop of the German Protestant Church and Lutheran Bishop of Bavaria. He was formerly Professor of Theology and founding Director of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Centre for Public Theology at Bamberg University. In that capacity he was one of the founders of the Global Network for Public Theology at its inaugural consultation at CTI in 2007.