Archives for "Religious Studies"

Tuesday

March 30, 2004 10:57 am

Bates forum to examine U.S. role in Iraq

Four members of the Bates College faculty will lead a forum exploring the U.S. war with Iraq and relations between the two countries at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue.

Thursday

October 23, 2003 2:58 pm

Scholar discusses dual traditions in spiritual series at Bates

John P. Keenan, an Episcopal priest and scholar of Buddhism, discusses his own intellectual and spiritual experiences of living within these two religious traditions at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, Bates College. The public is invited free of charge to attend this presentation, part of the series “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2003-04,” sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

Thursday

February 6, 2003 4:14 pm

Grants support summer research

Fourteen members of the Bates College faculty have been awarded funding for student research assistantships this summer.

Tuesday

January 28, 2003 3:16 pm

Israeli student to offer perspectives on Arab-Israeli relations

Senior Smadar Bakovic, an English major, will discuss Arab perspectives on the historic mistrust between Arabs and Jews.

Friday

January 24, 2003 2:56 pm

Exhibit features images of Buddhists from around the world

An exhibition of photographs titled “From Lynn to Lhasa: Photographs of Cambodian, Chinese, and Tibetan Buddhists” by Harvard photographer Kris Snibbe opens at the Bates College Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 26.

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.