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Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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April 2019

Serpents and Dragons: Mary and Her Enemies in Mexican and Indian Art

April 16, 2019
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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Please join the Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 4 p.m. in Classroom A of Regis College (100 Wellesley St. W.) as Dr. Patrizia Granziera presents a lecture entitled “Serpents and Dragons: Mary and Her Enemies in Mexican and Indian Art.” Patrizia Granziera is Professor of Art History at the University of Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico. She has a Ph.D. in Art History from University of Warwick. Her research focuses on the iconography of gardens and…

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Abrahamic Talks Series: Charity without Justice Is Not Charity–Justice without Charity Is Not Just

April 19, 2019
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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The Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology at Regis College, in collaboration with the Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto, presents the “Abrahamic Talks Series.” The series is an opportunity for members of diverse religious traditions, as well as members of the local community, to discuss how faith communities can respond to contemporary social issues and concerns. Through this initiative, we aim to facilitate and promote further cooperation between religious communities and their members. Join us on Wednesday, April 3, from 7 to…

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May 2019

Scarboro Missions Lecture in Inter-religious Dialogue & Official Opening of the Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology

May 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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On Wednesday, February 13, the Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology invites you to attend the Official Opening of the Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology at 5:30 pm followed by the Scarboro Missions Lecture in Inter-religious Dialogue at 7:30 pm. The lecture is entitled “Lakota and Christian Interreligious Dialogue: Questions Surrounding the Life, Teachings, and Influence of Nick Black Elk,” presented by Dr. Michael Stoeber, Scarboro Missions Chair in Interreligious Dialogue, Regis College. The Respondents will…

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Fraser Lecture: Early Jesuit Engagement with the Qur’an: Questions, Answers, and a Few Puzzles

May 30, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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On February 11 at 4:30 p.m., the Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology will host a public lecture in the Regis College St. Joseph Chapel. Guest-speaker Dr. Paul Shore will deliver a lecture “Early Jesuit Engagement with the Qur’an: Questions, Answers, and a Few Puzzles.”   Among the representatives of seventeenth-century Catholicism to engage with the Qur’an were four Jesuits: Stephanus Arator (1541-1612), Peter Pázmány (1570-1637), Ignazio Lomellini (c. 1565-1645), and Michael Nau (1633-1683).  Arator and Pázmány relied…

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October 2019

Abrahamic Lecture Series (Postponed to a later date.)

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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Faith and Community:  How Can Interfaith Dialogue Build Bridges Between the Individual and the Collective? This event is in collaboration with the Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto (CJDT) A moderated discussion on issues of concern for faith communities and their members, featuring speakers of the three Abrahamic traditions The Msgr. John Mary Fraser Centre for Practical Theology, in collaboration with the Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto, presents the third annual Abrahamic Talks Series. This event is an opportunity for members of various religious traditions, as…

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November 2019

Creation and Ecological Issues in Modern Orthodox Theology

November 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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A lecture by Dr. Tamara Grdzelidze, D.Phil, Ph.D. (Oxford) Dr. Tamara Grdzelidze is the Aileen Driscoll Research Fellow in Ecumenical Theology (Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto) and former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Holy See. She served for many years as Program Executive on the Faith and Order Secretariat, World Council of Churches (Switzerland), and has published numerous work in Orthodox theology, ecumenism and Maximus the Confessor.

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February 2020

Fraser Centre Interreligious Visual Art Exhibit

February 2, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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Fraser Centre Interreligious Visual Art Exhibit: “Neighbourhood Earth” February 2—February 29, 2020 Exhibit Reception: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 8:30pm-9:30 pm. (Please RSVP through the Regis Website.) The art exhibit asks: What is a neighbour?  Who is my neighbour?  What is a neighbourhood?  What are the borders of our neighbourhoods?  Who defines them?  Who is inside, who is outside?  How do personal or political relations become “neighbourly”?  Who is overseeing our neighbourhood watch?  Who determines the scales of our neighbourhoods—local, regional,…

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2020 Annual Scarboro Missions Lecture in Interreligious Dialogue

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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"Faith in the Commons:  Becoming Neighbours includes the Personal and the Political” Lecture—7:00 pm // Reception—8:30 pm  (Please RSVP through the Regis Website.) One of the most exciting developments in political theology is the renewed awareness that “the neighbour” creates a new space “in-between” the personal and the political.  Professor Leddy will illustrate and explore how becoming neighbours summons new forms of spirituality and politics and provides common ground for interfaith and cross- cultural relationships. Presented by   Dr. Mary Jo Leddy,…

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Abrahamic Talk Series

February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE TODAY:  Is Cooperation Across Religious Traditions a Luxury for Community Building? Panelists: Debra Landsberg (Jewish) Valeria Vergani (Christian) Betul Veral (Muslim) Content: The panelists will discuss multiple ways in which faith and interfaith reflection, dialogue, and cooperation can help a society to develop a sense of community in the midst of highly individualizing contexts. - What are the tools for community-building at our disposal in cultural traditions as robust as Judaism, Islam, and Christianity? - What should be…

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March 2020

La Théologie Pratique Comme Pratique Théologique (Actes 10-11)

March 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Regis College, 100 Wellesley St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2Z5 Canada
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A French presentation with English Power Point bullets and summary, followed by bilingual discussion to be given by Dr. Robert Mager, Visiting Fellow of the Fraser Centre for Practical Theology Qu’entend-on par « théologie pratique »? La théologie peut-elle être « pratique »? Quel lien établit-elle avec des pratiques concrètes? Cet exposé articulera sa compréhension de la théologie pratique autour des trois balises que sont l’expérience, la conversion et l’interprétation. Elle prendra appui sur une lecture du texte d’Actes 10-11.  What is “practical theology”? Can theology be “practical”? How does it involve “practices”? This presentation offers an understanding of practical theology based on three landmarks: experience, conversion, and interpretation. A reading of Acts 10-11 will accompany this view of a very active and…

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