The International Jesuit Scholars Program is designed to bring Jesuit faculty from colleges and universities around the world to Holy Cross as visiting fellows. The Program is a joint initiative of the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture and the Holy Cross Jesuit Community.
Fellow for Fall 2013
Rev. James Corkery, S.J. is an associate professor of systematic theology at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy in Dublin, Ireland, and is a popular guest lecturer and past fellow at Holy Cross. He will conduct research in theological anthropology and lead a seminar course in theology.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
What Are Some of the Things Being Said About the Resurrection Today? - Fr. Corkery will lead a discussion on one of his current projects, contemporary approaches to the resurrection. This luncheon seminar is open to students and faculty, first come, first served. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 10.
Noon, Hogan Suites B/C
Rev. A. Maria Arul Raja, S.J. is director of Studies in the Theologate at Vidyajyoti College's Arul Kadal Centre, in Chennai, India. He is also supervisor of Doctoral Studies at the Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions at Loyola College in Chennai. His research has focused on subaltern studies, Dalit theology and theologies of the oppressed. At Holy Cross, he taught a Religious Studies course on Theologies of the Oppressed.
Rev. George Pattery, S.J. is the Provincial superior of the Jesuits in Calcutta and Bangladesh. He is author of two books, Satyagraha A Holistic Way of Liberating Solidarity and Gandhi - The Believer: An Indian Christian Perspective. Fr. Pattery taught a course on "Gandhi and Religion."
Rev. Francis Britto, S.J. is a native of India who has lived in Japan since 1973. He is a professor at Sophia University Tokyo and holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown University. At Holy Cross, he taught and researched sociolinguistics.
The Program is designed to give Jesuits from many different countries the time and resources to pursue scholarship, to collaborate with American scholars, and to build a better sense of the Jesuit global community. We at Holy Cross believe that we will benefit a great deal from the presence of Jesuits from around the globe, and that our many resources can be of help to the Society in its mission. This initiative promotes the spirit of internationalization endorsed by the recent New England Province congregation and supported by Father General Kolvenbach as an expression of the magis in our times.
The Program complements Holy Cross' other efforts to develop collaborative programs with Jesuit colleges and universities outside the U.S., including a number of the College's study abroad sites for students. Approximately 20 percent of our third year students now study outside of the United States. Our many active collaborations include several Jesuit Instituitions: Université Catholique D'Afrique Centrale in Yaoundé, Camaroon; the Catholica, in Lima, Peru; Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Casa de la Solidaridad in San Salvador, El Salvador; Universitas Sanata Dharma in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. In the summer of 2011 we are introducing the first faculty exchange with Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, and we would like to develop additional programs that are affiliated with Jesuit and Catholic institutions.