One Heart, Many Faiths
In a world of religious extremism and global terrorism, the need for dialogue among people of differing faith backgrounds cannot be overstated. How does Fordham, as a Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition, support the spiritual and intellectual development of all of its members? What challenges and opportunities does religious diversity provide?
Two political science students, an Israeli and an Egyptian American, launched the Fordham University Reconciliation Project to unite Muslims, Jews, Arabs and Israelis in the name of healing and mutual understanding.
Community leaders from 44 countries gathered on the Rose Hill campus last June to share their expertise, promote sustainable development and urge the United Nations to empower local voices and practices in the global fight to reduce poverty and promote human rights. Is the U.N. listening?
Kevin Doyle: Capital Defender
New York’s capital defender scored a major victory in June 2004, when the Court of Appeals declared the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. But the provocative lawyer and his office have become the victims of their own success.
Paul Dillon: Bold Strokes
Fordham’s golf patriarch, a mentor and tireless volunteer, is also a portrait artist whose subjects have included an unlikely foursome—Arnold Palmer, Yogi Berra, Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., and Mary Higgins Clark.
102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
By Jim Dwyer, FCRH ’79, and Kevin Flynn, 352 pages. New York: Times Books, 2005. $26.
Empire Rising: A Novel
By Thomas Kelly, FCRH ’87, 400 pages. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. $25.
A Vanished World: Medieval Spain’s Golden Age of Enlightenment
By Chris Lowney, FCRH ’81and GSAS ’81, 320 pages. New York: Free Press, 2005. $26.
The Smiles of Rome. A Literary Companion for Readers and Travelers
Edited by Susan Cahill, GSAS ’95, 336 pages. New York: Ballantine Books, 2005. $14.95.
The Yellow Star: The Persecution of the Jews in Europe, 1933-1945
By Gerhard Schoenberner, with a foreword by Michael Berenbaum, 294 pages. New York: Fordham University Press, 2005. $35.
Vincent J. Duminuco, S.J., rector of the Fordham Jesuit community, paid eloquent tribute to the “proud, living Fordham tradition, 164 years in the making,” during the invocation at the 2005 Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner, held April 4 in the Grand Ballroom at the Waldorf=Astoria. Father Duminuco’s remarks inaugurate a new feature of FORDHAM magazine—Nota Bene, a quotation or excerpt intended to provoke thought and reflection. photo by Jon Roemer
Click here to read about the Fordham Founder’s Award Dinner, which raised more than $2.1 million for the Fordham Founder’s Presidential Scholarship Fund while honoring legendary broadcaster Charles Osgood (FCRH ’54) and humanitarian Angelo R. Mozilo (CBA ’60).
Religion and Liberal Politics
Premier and Prominent?
Graduation Gifts and Fellowships
A Commencement Homecoming
Class of 2009
A Hub for the Bronx
The (Almost) New Jack Coffey
WFUV Reporters Rack Up Awards
Leading Voice Against Death Penalty Speaks
Human Rights Program Receives $2 Million Chair
Denzel Returns to Acting Roots
German Director Shares Inspiration for Holocaust Film
Researchers Connect Humans’ Arrival to Mass Extinction
Biologist Earns Grant for Cancer Research
Speaking From the Lens
Read about Jennifer Filippazzo (FCRH ’01), associate producer of Brothers and Others: The Impact of September 11th on Arabs, Muslims and South East Asians (2002), who brings political passion to her work behind the camera. Filippazzo is the distribution manager for the radio and TV program Democracy Now! She said the goal of Brothers and Others is to “open up more questions” about racial profiling and the detention of suspected terrorists.
Read a review of Bat Boy: My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees (Doubleday, 2005) by Matthew McGough (LAW ’01).
The Parchment (Lindisfarne Books, 2004) is a historical thriller by former Fordham Law professor Gerald McLaughlin (FCRH ’63), in which papal abdication, the Crusades, the Mafia, ancient forgeries and contemporary blackmail all play a part.
One Is the Human Spirit
By Ewert Cousins, Ph.D., GSAS ’66, Professor Emeritus of Theology, Fordham University
Edited and excerpted from “My Journey into Interreligious Dialogue,” a two-part essay published in the October 2004 and April 2005 issues of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue Bulletin.
Photo by Jon Roemer