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2023 PAVCSS Conference : Dr Barbara Reid OP will be Principal Presenter at the PAVCSS 2023 Conference.

Posted by PAVCSS on 22 January 2022
2023 PAVCSS Conference : Dr Barbara Reid OP will be Principal Presenter at the PAVCSS 2023 Conference.
Dr Barbara Reid OP, MA, Aquinas College, PhD, Catholic University of America. Sr. Barbara Reid is Professor of New Testament Studies at Chicago Theological Union (CTU). Sr Barbara is a Dominican Sister of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has served on the CTU faculty since 1988. She was Vice President and Academic Dean from 2009 to 2018 and has been actively involved in the Association of Theological Schools, including service on their Board of Directors. She has led many of CTU's Israel Retreats and Biblical Lands Study and Travel Programs in Greece, Turkey, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, and Egypt. A former Spanish teacher, she has given presentations in México, Bolivia, Perú, Uruguay, Brazil, Guatemala, and Santo Domingo. She has also lectured in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Philippines, Thailand, and Rome.  
Sr. Barbara is one of the leading scholars in feminist interpretation of the Scriptures. She is General Editor for the Wisdom Commentary Series, a new 58-volume feminist commentary on the Bible published by Liturgical Press (see www.wisdomcommentary.org, where her Introduction to the series can be downloaded gratis).
 
She is past President of the Catholic Biblical Association (2014-2015). She was inducted into Aquinas College Hall of Fame in 2016 and has received the Yves Congar Award for Theological Excellence from Barry University (2017), St. Martin DePorres Award from the Southern Province Dominican Friars (2016), Jerome Award from Catholic Library Association (2012), Theological Award for Distinguished Women Theologians from the College of Mount St. Joseph (2010) and the Sophia Award from Washington Theological Union (2000). Sr Barbara's theme for the 2020 PAVCSS conference will be "Biblical Models of Leadership"   Select Publications
Wisdom's Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures (Eerdmans, 2016)
 
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2022 Schools Tour: Dr Carmody Grey has accepted our invitation to conduct the 2022 schools tour

Posted by PAVCSS on 22 January 2022
2022 Schools Tour: Dr Carmody Grey has accepted our invitation to conduct the 2022 schools tour
Schools that booked Dr Grey for the 2022 schools tour will have first call on available dates in 2022. Dr Carmody Grey is Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology at the Centre for Catholic Studies, University of Durham, UK. Dr Grey has degrees in theology from Trinity College Oxford, King's College Cambridge and the University of Nottingham. She has completed her doctoral studies in theology at the University of Bristol, focusing on a theological account of life and nature. Before starting her doctorate she was Head of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at Bedales School in Hampshire, UK, as well as pursuing her ongoing interest in ecology and the life sciences through a postgraduate degree from Edinburgh. She has been involved in theological formation of priests, deacons and catechists, and is a columnist for "The Tablet". Dr Grey offers to present to Principals and staff in Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools on the following themes: a)     God as Communion: the meaning of Personhood.
b)     Christianity, Humans and other Living Beings.
c)     God's Dream: the Gospel of Mercy.
d)     Measuring Success.
e)     Who is Jesus?
f)      What next for the Church? And why should I care? Principals to choose any two of the above for a full day session: 9:00am (approx.) to 3:00pm (approx.). Dr Grey will present 50 minute keynotes on each of the selected topics leaving ample time for discussion and processing. Tour dates: Monday July 13 to Tuesday August 1, 2020. Costs: i. 160 or above: $30.00 per person full day. This does not include catering costs. ii. Fewer than 160: Flat full day rate: $4,890.00. This does not include catering costs. Bookings: Contact Paul Ryan PAVCSS Executive Officer : ryanp@loyola.vic.edu.au Accreditation: These activities will attract approved hours towards Accreditation Categories A or C to Teac...
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