Fordham University to Hold Two Courses at Midtown Manhattan Church

Kevin Tortorelli Around the Province

NEW YORK — Two Fordham University fall courses are being offered at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street. Classes begin later in August. They are:

1. Theology of Ministry
An exploration of the theology of ministry as derived from Biblical foundations, the history of theology and contemporary theologians as well as the self-understanding and kinds of ministry within the tradition of laity, religious and clerics appropriate to the contemporary Church.

Instructors include Fr. Anthony Ciorra, dean of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham. Schedule: Tuesdays, Aug. 28 to Dec. 11 from 6:15- 8:05 p.m.

2. Psychology and Religion/Spirituality
This course will examine the inter-relationship among three disciplines: psychology, religion and spirituality. The goal is to use these tools for human growth and development along the life journey. Schedule: Thursdays, Aug. 30 – Dec. 13, 2007, 6:15- 8:05 p.m.

Those interested in registering should contact Fordham at 718-817-4800 or simply make arrangements on the first day of class. The university sets the course fees.

St. Francis of Assisi Church finished its first year of collaboration with Fordham.

— Fr. Kevin is director of adult education at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Manhattan.