Of interest to our readers:

The Theology Graduate Student Association of Boston College, in partnership with the Church in the 21st Century Center and ICMICA/Pax Romana, will be hosting a conference entitled, “Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and Young Church Leaders Envision the Future of the Church,” to take place March 9-11, 2012 at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. The purpose of the conference is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council by providing a forum for theologians and church leaders to critically discuss the reception of the council in light of present-day and future challenges. The opening reception, which is open to the public, will feature a keynote address by Massimo Faggioli (University of St. Thomas) and a response by Maria Teresa Davila (Andover Newton Theological School). Of particular interest to Catholic moral theologians will be a concurrent session on the topic of the future of Catholic ethics. Full details, including a schedule of paper presentations and a link for registration, can be found at the conference website, www.emergingtheologians.org. For further information from the conference organizers, please contact emergingtheologians@gmail.com.