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Saturday, November 7 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
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Imagining the Unheard: Performing Stories, Fostering Empathy
Alfred Pang (Boston College)

Research Interest Group. [Paper] This paper explores the relationship between imagination and empathy, with a focus on the experience of performers at “Voicing the Unheard,” an event held early this year at Boston College to have students and faculty reflect on the connection between narrative, identity, and ministry. Drawing on Judith Jordan’s concept of "relational being" and in conjunction with narrative theory and pedagogy, I consider how we might begin to articulate the dynamics of what it means to carry someone else’s story in performance, and its impact on the ways we imagine our personal identities.


Finding Our Way: Young Adults, Imagination, and Communal Discernment
Dori Baker (Forum for Theological Exploration)

Research Interest Group. [Paper] This paper examines the role of imagination within Quaker clearness committees through the lens of young adults discerning how their gifts, identities, and vocations play a role in the creation of a more hopeful and just future. By engaging the literature of the imagination alongside religious education scholarship, we provide a framework for current research with young adults discerning the future emerging through their own lives. Following Ricoeur’s “productive imagination” and the Ignatian “gospel imagination,” we argue that central to communal discernment is the exercise of imagination.



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Dori Baker

Research Fellow, FTE
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Callid Keefe-Perry

Executive Director at ARC | Doctoral Candidate at BU, ARC: Arts | Religion | Culture & Boston University School of Theology
Callid Keefe-Perry is a father and husband. He is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and travels in the itinerant Ministry, serving within and beyond that denomination. He is an organizational consultant, retreat leader, and teacher of discernment influenced by... Read More →
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Alfred Pang

PhD Student, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
I'm a doctoral student in Theology and Education at the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College. My research interests include: the relationship between teaching and healing in religious education, youth ministry, and theologies of children and childhood.


Saturday November 7, 2015 11:00am - 12:15pm
Chastain A (Hotel Terrace Level)

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