The CFI periodically helps host major academic conferences.
A one-day conference of the Center for Faith and Inquiry at Gordon College
The purpose of this one-day conference is to bring several leading scholars together to deliberate well and wisely about how accurate and insightful knowledge of Islam can be taught in the college classroom. Read more >>
GOD, GLOBALIZATION, AND THE GOOD SOCIETY IN ASIA TODAY
October 20, 2014
A one-day conference of the Center for Faith and Inquiry at Gordon College. According to a new global study by the Pew Research Center, the most religiously diverse country in the world is not the United States but rather Singapore, and the most religiously diverse region is not North America but Asia.
A two-day conference of the Center for Faith and Inquiry at Gordon College. The world edges closer to a significant symbolic date: October 31, 2017, the quincentennial of the Protestant Reformation. Countries, social movements, churches, universities, seminaries, and other institutions shaped by “Protestantism” face a daunting question: how best to commemorate the Reformation 500 years after the fact?
CONFERENCE ON FAITH AND HISTORY
“Cultural Change and Adaptation”
October 3-6, 2012
The 28th Biennial Fall Conference on Faith and History was held at Gordon College, sponsored by the Center for Faith and Inquiry and the History Department. Gordon College welcomed some 250+ guests from all over the country to our campus in fall 2012. This event brought together historians from many campuses and many diverse fields of study, to consider questions of human experience and belief.
POWER AND JUSTICE: PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICAL ORDER
Christians in Political Science Conference (CPS)
May 31–June 2, 2012
Cosponsored by the Center for Faith and Inquiry, the Center for Public Justice and the Institute for Global Engagement and directed by Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, chair and associate professor of political science at Gordon College. The conference provides Christian political scientists with a unique forum to explore how faith impacts teaching and scholarship. CPS aims to encourage political scientists to integrate Christian faith into their research and writing, stimulate and bring insights and perspectives from their faith to classroom teaching and provide a forum for fellowship and discussion.
IMAGO DEI: HUMAN DIGNITY IN ECUMENICAL PERSPECTIVE
Friday, April 16, 2012
A conference at Gordon College exploring human dignity with Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant scholars through a variety of questions. What does it mean today when Christians employ the language of human dignity to express beliefs about human worth in light of the doctrine of Creation? And how have various historical forces and developments (the rise of biotechnology, processes of globalization, intractable problems of poverty and disease, the proliferation of moral and technological choices made available to individuals in liberal societies) affected the manner in which we think and speak about... human dignity.
October 19–22, 2010
The Postcolonial Roundtable responds to a growing evangelical interest in the postcolonial as manifested by the work of Rev. Dr. Mabiala Kenzo at Ambrose University in Canada, the Amahoro annual meeting in Africa for pastors and a growing interest on blogs.
THE SCANDAL OF THE EVANGELICAL MIND--15 YEARS LATER
October 1–2, 2009
The conference sessions amounted to a report card on how Evangelicals are doing in this area, with results both sobering and inspiring. The impression made on this observer was simple: Noll’s book is as important and relevant as ever. Highlights from the conference suggest why this is so.
FAITH AND FOREIGN POLICY PROGRAM
November 10-11, 2007
Co-sponsored by Council on Faith and International Affairs (CFIA), The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College (NHIOP), the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College, faculty from Gordon and other selected colleges spoke on the increasingly critical intersection of religion and international affairs.
EVANGELICALISM, CATHOLICISM AND THE FUTURE OF CHRISTIAN LEARNING
September 25, 2006
The discussion on "Evangelicalism, Catholicism and the Future of Christian Learning" brought together two prominent scholars, Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, and James Turner, Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, CSC Professor of the Humanities at Notre Dame, to reflect on the state and future of religious higher education.
USA WITH THE WORLD
September, 14–16, 2006
This project began with a seminar titled "Mapping the Territory." Twenty Christian scholars met at Gordon College to discuss "thesis papers" that identified those subtopics for which there is the greatest potential for Christian perspectives to make a significant contribution to public conversations. The subtopics included "The USA and Global Poverty," "Faith and Globalization," "The War on Terrorism," "Israel, the USA and Zionism," "A Reconciliation Ethic for Peace-building," "Engaging a Global Chinese Society and Culture," "American Popular Culture Making America Unpopular," and "International Religious Freedom."