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Tuesday

November 5, 2002
3:59 pm

New Testament scholar and best-selling novelist to deliver annual Zerby lecture

Marcus J. Borg, best-selling author and Hundere Professor of Religion and Culture, Oregon University, will give a presentation titled “The Bible: Instrument of Oppression or Liberation?” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Chase Hall Lounge, Campus Avenue, at Bates College.

Monday

September 23, 2002
8:52 am

Death penalty researcher speaks

Brackette F. Williams, an anthropologist, author and 1997 recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant, offers a lecture exploring the role of religion in the American system of capital punishment at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in Chase Hall Lounge, Bates College, Campus Avenue. The lecture, titled “Killing in My Name, Poison in Their Veins: Religious Struggle and the Death Penalty,” is open to the public at no charge.

Thursday

October 11, 2001
4:15 pm

Bates professor says fear causes silence of eminent Muslim scholars on attacks

A month after suicide-terror attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., killed almost 6,000 people, fear still locks the voices of the eminent Middle East clergy of Islam, says Mishael Caspi, an Israeli Islamic and Judaic scholar and visiting professor of religion at Bates.

Tuesday

February 15, 2000
2:20 pm

Bates to hold symposium on Islam in the modern world

“Islam in the Modern World,” a two-day symposium, will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge. The fourth in a series of Bates College Symposia in Religion and Contemporary Issues focused on issues of religious tolerance and diversity, the conference is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Bates, with support from a variety of Bates offices.

Tuesday

January 19, 1999
10:44 am

Robert Allison continues Spiritual Journeys series at Bates

Robert Allison, associate professor of religion at Bates College, will discuss Recovering From Addiction: One Family’s Spiritual Journey from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge.

Tuesday

January 5, 1999
12:24 pm

Bates to hold symposium on education, religion and contemporary issues

In the wake of a series of hateful acts directed toward a number of synagogues and churches in Maine, issues of preparing a new generation for an age of religious pluralism will be explored in a three-day symposium at Bates College Friday, Jan. 22, Jan. 23 and Sunday, Jan. 24, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives.

Tuesday

October 14, 1997
9:49 am

Bates to hold symposium on interfaith relations

Issues of respect among adherents of the world’s religions will be explored in a three-day symposium at Bates College on Oct. 24-26 in Room 105 of the Olin Arts Center.

Saturday

August 23, 1997
2:26 pm

Noted Harvard theologian to speak

Noted Harvard theologian Peter J. Gomes ’65, will discuss themes connected with his recently published best- seller The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart (Morrow, 1996) at his alma mater at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend the lecture free of charge.

Thursday

June 19, 1997
11:44 am

Bates professors receive a Templeton Grant

John Smedley, associate professor of physics, and Thomas Tracy, professor of religion, have been awarded a $10,000 grant by the John Templeton Foundation for their course “Caring for Creation.”

Friday

February 14, 1997
11:33 am

Holocaust conference to be held at Bates

A three-day conference linking Maine scholars, school teachers, concentration camp survivors and students, will examine the Holocaust of European Jewry from Feb. 28 through March 2 at Bates College.