I am starting this campaign in order to finance attending a conference on Catholic biblical studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Right now, I am a doctoral student in theology. (I have earned master's degrees from the U.S. and the U.K.) Attending this meeting would certainly help me to learn about the most recent research in Catholic biblical scholarship, as well as to make important professional connections to colleagues back home in the United States. By donating, you will enable me to cover my costs for transportation, registration, housing, and board during the meeting.
If you feel that the academic study of the Bible, ancient Christianity, and other writings of the first Christians are still important in the twenty-first century, I would be very grateful for your support.
I consider it a privilege that I have been able to undertake advanced academic study of the Christian Bible and early Christian literature from the first centuries A.D. Donations of any amount, no matter how small, truly do help. Passing along this GoGetFunding campaign to others you know in your parish or in other churches would also make a great difference. Thank you.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like additional information or clarification.