Archives for "Religion and spirituality"

Friday

March 19, 2010 4:21 pm

'Daily Show' speaker on world religions March 24

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

In Bates College lecture, Harvard professor of religion to discuss significance of tears

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

Horror films, human rights, world religions at issue in Bates lecture series

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

Bishop Gene Robinson, NewsHour analyst Paul Solman to speak in Bates College appearances

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

PZ Myers, biologist and critic of creationism, to speak at Bates

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

Native American leaders to discuss relationship between land, culture

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

Wake Up Call: A Multimedia Presentation

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

On Being Raised Buddhist

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

Moreno Vega inaugurates Afro-Latino/a speaker series

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.

Wednesday

December 3, 2008 2:25 pm

Authority on Yoruba influence inaugurates Schomburg Speaker Series

An expert in expressions of the ancient Yoruba religion in the African diaspora offers a lecture at Bates at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Benjamin Mays Center, 95 Russell St. The speaker is Marta Moreno Vega, who teaches Afro-Caribbean religions and Afro Latino/a studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Open to the public at no cost, the lecture inaugurates the Arturo Schomburg Afro-Latino Speaker Series, presented by the Multicultural Affairs office at Bates. For more information, please call 207-786-8376.
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