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Kathleen Sprows Cummings, 2021 Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching recipient, lauded for making history ‘come alive with connections from today’

Author: Beth Staples

Cummings was recently announced as the winner of the 2021 Sheedy Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor in the College of Arts & Letters.

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The modern faith of Margaret Mead: A conversation with Elesha Coffman

Author: Cushwa Center

In spring 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of several Cushwa Center events, including a planned lecture on what was, at that time, a forthcoming book. While elapsed time and other factors required some alterations to format, after 18 months the center welcomed Professor Elesha Coffman (Baylor University) to campus to join the center's Seminar in American Religion and also to discuss her now-published book,…

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The ‘Gender, Sex, and Power’ project: A closer look with James O’Toole

Author: Stephen M. Koeth, C.S.C.

In 2020, James O’Toole (Boston College) joined the Cushwa Center project “Gender, Sex, and Power: Towards a History of Clergy Sex Abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church,” as a researcher. O’Toole recently spoke with Cushwa fellow Rev. Stephen M. Koeth, C.S.C., about clericalism, priestly formation, Boston, and the place of clergy sex abuse within surveys of U.S. Catholicism.

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