The Rev. John Streit continues Spiritual Journeys series at Bates

The Rev. John P. Streit, dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, will discuss Faith, Doubt and Passion: Companions for an Unlikely Spiritual Journey from 4:30 to 6 p.m March 19 in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

“God is not as interested in religion as people are,” said Streit, who for more than a decade was the Episcopal chaplain of Boston University. He also has worked as a bartender, a chaplain at a state mental hospital, an oyster shucker and a painter of house numbers on road-side curbs.

Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain at Bates, the Spiritual Journeys lecture series features speakers from a variety of traditions who tell the stories of their spiritual awakening and development. Speakers are invited to explore how they experience a sense of the holy in their everyday lives, how their perspectives and disciplines have shaped that sacred experience, and how they understand religion as a resource or an obstacle to the life of the soul. Speakers may also address the political and social consequences of their spirituality.

Next in the Spiritual Journeys series will be Holocaust survivor Judith Magyar Isaacson, author of Seed of Sarah: Memoirs of a Survivor on Return To Auschwitz: How To Forgive? from 4:30 to 6 p.m. April 7 in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall.

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