Forthcoming events

18-21 April, Chicago, USA: Faith Forward 2016
21 April: St Anne, Barrington, Illinois, USA
23-28 April: Tacoma, Washington, US
7-21 May: Innsbruck, Austria

Principle and Practice: Rene Girard, Politics, Religion & Violence (PDF):
24 May: UTS, Columbia University New York City
25 May: Brighton Campus, Boston College, Boston
27-28 May: Hope College, Holland, Michigan

26 May: St Paul the Apostle Church, Columbus Av, New York City

2-5 June: Toronto, Canada - The Gospel of Mercy: A Refresher in Basic Christianity + PDF
6-13 June: Mexico City, Mexico
4-10 July: Girard Summer School, Hope College, Holland, Michigan
11-17 July: Conspire 2016, Albuquerque, New Mexico
18-22 July: SIRS, Colorado Springs, Colorado
17-25 September: Bogotá, Colombia

Recent updates

Failure and Perfection - a contribution to the volume entitled “Perfection” from the “Oneing” series, published by the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Cinderela vai ao baile (Portuguese)

James Alison speaks to the America magazine on René Girard, the French historian, literary critic, philosopher of social science, and pioneer of anthropological philosophy:



Love in a changing climate - article published by the British weekly The Tablet.

Taking Cinderella to the Ball: How a mimetic anthropology restores the theological virtue of hope (text, pdf, epub) - Presentation for COV&R at SLU, St Louis, Missouri (8 July 2015). Video:


James Alison photo

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James’ latest work, a video curriculum for small groups called Jesus the Forgiving Victim: Listening for the Unheard Voice, is now available for purchase. Also available are books in printed and Kindle editions.