St. Francis Church in Manhattan to Host Graduate Religion Courses

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NEW YORK — Fordham University, a Jesuit college located in the Bronx, N.Y., will offer graduate courses this summer as it has done for several years at St. Francis of Assisi Church in mid-town Manhattan.

Three evening sessions of the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education will take place at St. Francis Church, 135 W. 31st Street, where Kevin Tortorelli, OFM, is director of adult education.

Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue takes place June 23 to June 26, June 30 to July 2, or July 7 to 9, from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. Taught by Thomas Ryan, CSP, the course focuses on the theology, principles, history and evolving nature of ecumenism, including current progress and obstacles.

From July 14 to July 31, 6:15 to 9 p.m., the university offers Sacred Leadership: The Spiritual Journey of the Leader with Rabbi Terry Bookman. The course examines the sacred and contemporary texts to understand the unique spiritual challenges that confront leaders.

From July 14 to July 18, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m., Fordham will also offer Reading the Book of Genesis, taught by Lawrence Boadt, CSP, focusing on the first chapter of the Bible as a preface to the Old Testament. This course is not for credit, but rather, for audit or enrichment purposes.

The St. Francis of Assisi Church collaboration with Fordham began in January 2006, said Kevin.

For more information,contact Fordham University email