More information about Quest lecturers as well as suggestions for further reading are posted as archived materials.

Spring 2010

Evolution and Faith: Partners or Strangers?
Did human beings descend from apes?  And what about that whole Adam and Eve thing?  What exactly does the Catholic Church teach?  On February 10, 2010, members of the SMC community gathered for small group discussion on these questions. 

Fall 2009

The Quest Project Continues...A Symposium on Spirituality and Health was held on September 29, 2009.  The symposium focused discussion on spirituality components in medical training curricula and featured experts from Duke University Medical Center, University of Wales, Catholic Health Association, University of Chicago, just to name a few.

Spring 2009

The Quest Project Conference, April 2-3, 2009, hosted a group of speakers from various disciplines.  For a complete listing, please click here.

Fall 2008


Harold Koenig, M.D., M.HSc

Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor, Medicine,
Duke University Medical Center



Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

Distinguished Professor, Theology, Fordham University


Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén

Bishop of Lund, Sweden


Spring 2008

George Saliba

Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science, Columbia University


Nancey Murphy

Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena


Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Professor, Department of History, Arizona State University


Dr. Barbara Fiand, SNDdeN

The 2008 Madeleva Lecturer




John Haught

Senior Fellow, Science & Religion, Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University

View the Quest Project Opening Lecture Poster