Archives for "Religion and spirituality"
Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:02 pm
John L. Esposito, an expert on political Islam and the impact of Islamic movements from North Africa to Southeast Asia, offers a talk titled The Future of Islam and West-Muslim Relations Tuesday, May 4, in Chase Hall Lounge at Bates College, 56 Campus Ave.
Friday, March 19, 2010 4:21 pm
Stephen Prothero, Professor of Religion at Boston University, will speak 7 p.m. March 24 in Chase Lounge on "The Work of Doing Nothing: Wandering in the World's Religions."
Friday, March 5, 2010 4:10 pm
Kimberley Patton, professor of the comparative and historical study of religion at the Harvard Divinity School, offers a lecture titled "The Gates of Weeping Are Not Closed: The Powerful Work of Tears in Human Experience" Monday, March 22, in Bates College's Chase Hall Lounge.
Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:00 am
The politics of horror films, the intersection of human rights and international development, and an overview of world religions come under discussion in three lectures at Bates College during March.
Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:45 am
Paul Solman, an economics, business and occasional art correspondent to "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" speaks at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. He offers two lectures on a common theme, "The Divided Self: Money, God and Neighbor." The Oct. 5 talk is titled "Spending Beyond Our Means and Are We Screwed If We Don't?" and the Oct. 7 talk, "IS Money The Root of All Evil?" The Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire and the first openly gay, non-celibate bishop in a major Christian denomination, speaks at noon Thursday, Oct. 15, in the College Chapel, College Street. His talk is called "Religion and Gay Marriage: Why They Matter So Much."
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:45 pm
Called one of "the fiercest, most public critics of the intelligent design movement" by the Minneapolis newspaper City Pages, biology professor and blogger PZ Myers visits Bates College to give a talk titled "The Importance of Blasphemy" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Room G65, Pettengill Hall.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:26 pm
Members of three Native American tribes will discuss the hopes that Maine Indians have for their lands at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.
Thursday, February 5, 2009 2:56 pm
Professor of German Denis Sweet launched an experiential Short Term course in 2008 that "really deals with one's self, one's place in the world and one's place in society." He offers the life-changing course once again in Short Term 2009.
Friday, December 5, 2008 3:08 pm
Oh Buddhism, you complicate my life in so many ways but you also make it easy to write off bad things that happen. Chalk it up to karma. That spider was obviously some evil-doer in its past life, hence why it got killed by my Raid handling mother. Same with the black fly. However, it gets more complicated when you start to think about human beings. Could the starving people of this world really all have racked up bad karma in their past lives? I don’t buy it. That’s a question I constantly ponder. I hope I’ll come find some sort of satisfactory answer to that question someday. Maybe lying on the side of the road looking like road kill like my fake fur stole. Sigh.
Thursday, December 4, 2008 8:50 am
A talk by Marta Moreno Vega, an expert in expressions of the ancient Yoruba religion in the African diaspora, inaugurates the Arturo Schomburg Afro-Latino Speaker Series at Bates.