Ines Angeli Murzaku, Ph.D., Professor of Church History and Director of Catholic Studies Program will deliver one of the keynote addresses at the International Ecumenical Congress in Lublin, Poland, commemorating three important anniversaries: The 700th anniversary of the Lublin's city rights (1317); The 500th anniversary of the Reformation (1517); and the 100th anniversary of the founding of St. John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (1918). The International Ecumenical Congress organized by St. John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, one of the leading institutions of higher education in Poland, will be held from October 29-31, 2017 in Lublin, the largest Polish city east of the Vistula River. The International Ecumenical Congress will bring together an international team of experts, scholars, church leaders and students from various religious traditions in Europe, North America and Australia to commemorate the three important anniversaries. Dr. Murzaku's keynote address is entitled: Celebrating 40 Years of Roman Catholic-Evangelical Ecumenical Dialogue.
Ines Angeli Murzaku earned a doctorate from the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and has held visiting positions at the Universities of Bologna and Calabria in Italy and University of Münster in Germany. She has won grants including Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant (SSHRC); and Fulbright Senior Research Scholar.
Dr. Murzaku is currently writing a book entitled Mother Teresa, The Saint of the Peripheries who Became Catholicism's Center Piece to be published by Paulist Press in December 2018. Dr. Murzaku's research has been published in multiple articles and seven authored or co-authored books including: Greek Monasticism in Southern Italy. The Life of St. Neilos in Context (Routledge 2018); The Life of St Neilos of Rossano (1004) (Harvard University Press 2017); Monasticism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Republics (Routledge 2016); Monastic Tradition in Eastern Christianity and the Outside World a Call for Dialogue (Peeters University of Leuven 2013); Returning Home to Rome? The Monks of Grottaferrata in Albania (Analekta Kryptopherres 2009); Quo Vadis Eastern Europe? Religion, State and Society after Communism (University of Bologna 2009); and Catholicism, Culture and Conversion: The History of the Jesuits in Albania (1841-1946) (Orientalia Christiana Analecta, Pontifical Oriental Institute 2006). Dr. Murzaku was the vice-president of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) and a United Nations accredited representative for the organization Christians Associated for Relationships with Eastern Europe. She is a regular columnist and commentator to media outlets on religious matters. She has worked for or collaborated with the Associated Press, CNN, Voice of America, Relevant Radio, The Catholic Thing, Crux – Taking the Catholic Pulse, Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation (Canada), The Record, The Stream, Radio Tirana (Albania), Vatican Radio (Vatican City), and EWTN (Rome).
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