Fr. Raymond G. Helmick, S.J.

Esteemed Theologian, Educator and Peacemaker . . .

1984

1949


Born:            September 7, 1931, Arlington, MA, USA
Died:            April 26, 2016, Campion Health Center, Weston, MA

Parents:       Raymond Glen and Alice Cecilia (Clancy) Helmick
Brother:        Monseignor William Manning Helmick, Pastor, St. Theresa of Avalia, West Roxbury, MA
Sister:           Marie Josephine (Helmick) Barry, Peabody, MA
Nephew:      Raymond Barry, Tewksbury, MA
Neice:          Anne Marie Barry, Ragley, LA

Education:    Early Education: St. Agnes School, Arlington, MA
                     Graduated Boston College High School, 1949
                     E
ntered Jesuit Order (Society of Jesus) in the New England Province, September 7, 1949,                                                      but then required to leave novitiate because of health problems in June 1950.


Re-Entered:  February 2, 1951, Lenox, MA, St. Stanislaus Novitiate / Shadowbrook

Ordained:      August 27, 1963, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Bartholomeusdom

Final Vows:   August 15, 1973, Farm Street Church, London, England


1951-1954:  Jesuit Novitiate and Juniorate (Clasical Studies) at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass.

1954-1957:  Philosophy studies at Weston College, Weston, Mass.
                      (the Jesuit Collgium Maximum for the New England Province).


                      Degrees:  BA, granted by Boston College, 1956
                                        MA Phil., Boston College, 1957
                                        Licentiate in Philosophy, granted by the Gregorian Univeristy, Rome, 1957
                                        Doctoral Studies at Union Theological Seminary, New York 1967-1973


1957-1960:  Teaching History at St. George's College, Kingston, Jamaica.  

1960-1964:  Theology Studies at teh Hochshule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt.M., Germany.  Ordained a priest August 1963.


                       Degree:  STL, 1964

1964-1965:  Jesuit Tertianship, conducted at Pomfret, CT.  

1965-1967:  Return to St. George's College, Kingston, Jamaica, this time to teach English.


1967-1972: 
                       





Experience

  • Faculty, St. George's College, Kingston, Jamaica, 1957-1960 and 1965-1967
  • Associate Director - Center for Human Rights and Responsibilities, Farm Street, London, 1973-1981
  • Co-founder, Center of Concern for Human Dignity, Dublin & London, 1979-1981
  • Co-founder, Senior Associate, Conflict Analysis Center, Washington, 1982+
  • Professor of Conflict Resolution, Theology Dept. and International Studies Program, Boston College, 1984—2015
  • Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 2000—2004
  • Faculty, Rotary Peace Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 2014
  • Co-founder , U.S. Interreligious Committee for Peace in the Middle East, Seattle, 1987—1992
  • Advisory Board, Organization for Human Rights in Iraq, Boston, 1992+
  • Board of Directors, Refugee Immigrant Ministry, Boston
  • Vice President, Consent of the Governed, 2005-2008
  • Global Advisory Board, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies 
  • Senior Associate, Program in Preventative Diplomacy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC 2002-2004


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