John Borelli

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John Borelli is special assistant Catholic Identity and Dialogue to President DeGioia of Georgetown University. Returning from a tour in Vietnam, Borelli finished his doctorate in the history of religions and theology in 1976 while teaching full-time. After 11 years of teaching in New York, he accepted a position with the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, promoting ecumenical and interreligious relations. Since 2003, Borelli has been at Georgetown University where he teaches, manages conferences, coordinates dialogue and mission for the Jesuit Conference, facilitates workshops, and promotes university relations with offices and institutes of the Holy See. He has edited or co-authored five books and published over 200 articles including The Quest for Unity: Orthodox and Catholics in Dialogue (1996), The New Catholic Encyclopedia (2002 edition), and the Handbook for Interreligious Dialogue (1990). Borelli has B.A. from St. Louis University and Ph.D. from Fordham University.
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