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Engaging Particularities is the longest-running, student-run conference dedicated to theology/religious studies in the Northeastern sector of the United States. It seeks to foster at the level of graduate and post-graduate inquiries the possibility of interreligious enrichment and cooperation. Learn more about our history and mission here.

Click here for more information about our 2018 Conference on April 8-9th, 2018 at the Alumni House, Boston College (825 Center Street, Newton).
Online registration is now open! Please click here to register, and click here for the program brochure.
Public Keynote Lecture: “Mutual Frustration among Friends as a Source of Inter-religious Learning,” by Professor John Makransky, Sunday, April 8, 6–7:15pm, at the Alumni House.

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Keynote – Chris Conway, “Meeting at the Margins: Cokhāmelā, Community, and Comparative Theology”

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