News and Updates: November 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fordham Faculty, Student and Alumni present at the REA Conference

Fordham and the Religious Education Association

Over a dozen current students and graduates of the GSRRE doctoral program in Religious Education , as well as three GSRRE faculty members, attended the Religious Education Association (REA) Annual Meeting, November 8-10, 2013 in the Boston area.

At the meetings:
·         Associate Professor Kieran Scott presented a paper titled “Inviting Young Adults to Come Out Religiously, Institutionally, and Traditionally;”

·         Assistant Professor Harold (Bud) Horell presented a paper titled  “On Learning to See the World Religiously: Moral Awareness, Faith, and Public Moral Discourse;”

·         Doctoral Candidate William J. Mascitello presented a paper titled “A ‘Theotic’ Religious Education for the Christian West: Orientation of the Practitioner’s Relationship with God, Self, and the Whole Created Order to the Divine Image;”, and,

·         Doctoral Candidate Kevin Sandberg presented a paper titled “Listening in Religious Education: The Gift of Self in the Face of Uncertainty.”

At the meeting Harold (Bud) Horell was elected Vice President of the REA and 2015 Annual Meeting Program Chair. Kevin Sandberg was elected to serve as the Student Representative on the REA Board. Additionally, the REA membership affirmed the recent hiring of Doctoral Candidate Mary Ellen Durante to serve as the REA Networking Coordinator.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Father Burgaleta takes part in the American Bible Society Study Week in Cuba

Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, SJ, GSRRE associate professor, will participate in a Bible Study Week in Cuba from 22-29 November sponsored by the American Bible Society and the Catholic dioceses of Eastern Cuba.  For further information, please click here

Dr. Beaudoin presents on "Deconversion and Catholic Multiplicity" at the American Academy of Religion

Dr. Tom Beaudoin, associate professor in GSRRE, will be presenting a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Baltimore, Maryland, this week. He is co-presenting with Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, chair of the Department of Theology at Fordham. Their paper is titled "Deconversion and Catholic Multiplicity," and will be presented in a session sponsored by the Practical Theology Group titled "Beyond Single Identity Politics." Dr. Beaudoin will also serve as presider for a session sponsored by the Association of Practical Theology titled "How do Polydoxy and Theological Hybridity Matter for Religious and Theological Studies?"

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, SJ upcoming Latino webinars

Fr. Claudio Burgaleta, SJ, PhD, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry, GSRRE, will be presenting several webinars in November.  These sessions are part of the Libros Liguori's Hispanic Ministry webinar series, please follow this link for more information and to register:

Father Burgaleta has many other speaking engagements, conference and courses coming up soon, for more information those events please visit his personal web page:

Father Burgaleta's Web Page