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Institute to Support Secondary School Religious Educators

Workshop: Scripture and Faith Development

June 15–16, 2015
Taube Hall
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Ave.
Belmont, CA 94002

$60 early bird registration through April 30
$75 after April 30

To register, send a check for the registration amount (check made out to Notre Dame de Namur University) to:

Dr. Marianne Delaporte
Chair, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Notre Dame de Namur University
1500 Ralston Avenue
Belmont, CA 94002

June 15: Scripture 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza

  • Morning session: Supporting Cast vs. Supporting Caste – The Major Importance of Minor Biblical Characters
  • Afternoon session: Reflections on Technology and Pedagogy for Scripture Classes

June 16: Faith Development and Charisms 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Jerome Baggett

  • Morning Session: Understanding the Sociological Context of Young Adult Faith Development
  • Afternoon Session : Best Practices - Charisms and Faith Development - What is Working at Your School?

Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza (Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University)

Dr. Hens-Piazza's teaching and writing on the Hebrew Bible, the biblical prophets and cultural, literary and feminist studies have led her to assist parishes and RCIA directors in developing Bible study programs. At the Jesuit School, she also teaches courses like Reading and Praying the Bible in the Parish, the Old Testament as Literature in Culture, and Hebrew Language. She is the author of The New Historicism (Fortress Press, 2002), part of the Guides to Biblical Scholarship series, and Of Methods, Monarchs, and Meanings: An Approach to Sociorhetorical Interpretation (Mercer Press, 1996).

Dr. Jerome Baggett (Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University). Professor of Religion and Society.

Jerome P. Baggett is Professor of Religion and Society at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University and a member of the Graduate Theological Union’s Core Doctoral Faculty.  He is also the author of Habitat for Humanity: Building Private Homes, Building Public Religion (Temple 2001) and Sense of the Faithful: How American Catholics Live Their Faith (Oxford 2009). He is currently conducting research for a book, tentatively titled The Varieties of Irreligious Experience, on atheists in the United States.

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