Stories about "Religion and spirituality"
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.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 2:25 pm
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. Bates debaters rank 16th at Cambridge University tournament
Friday, November 14, 2008 5:02 pm
Professor of German Denis Sweet’s Short Term course “Wake Up! An Experiential...
Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:29 pm
Concerning mash-up music, debates have been circulating concerning the question of whether a mash-up song should be considered new or not. Is a mash-up song authentic? Is it “real” music? Or is it simply two previously written songs placed together into something that is less novel than it is a rip-off. And what does it mean that computers are so fancy these days that any Joe-shmo can take two of his favorite songs and layer them together? Does that count as authentic?
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 12:11 pm
The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, continues at the Olin Arts Center, Bates College, this week with 7 p.m. screenings of the 2006 Iranian drama 'The Fish Fall in Love' on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Room 104, and 'Kept and Dreamless' (Argentina, 2005) on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Room 105.
Saturday, November 1, 2008 3:06 pm
A chain of such experiential moments — the solo fast being just one of the more salient examples — stretched from one end of Short Term to the other. As far as I knew, nothing quite like "Wake Up!" had ever been tried at Bates before. It was a hybrid that wedded rigorous academic inquiry with direct, personal, unmediated experiential learning.
Sunday, August 3, 2008 3:11 pm
So it is my second to final night here at Upaya and I am antsy to return to my life as I once knew it. I won’t forget this experience when I return to Bates to continue my academic life.
Thursday, June 26, 2008 12:00 pm
Peter J. Gomes '65, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and pastor of Memorial Church at Harvard University, recently celebrated his 40th anniversary in the ministry.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:08 am
Feb. 13, 1980, was Day 102 of the hostage crisis in Tehran, Iran. But for globetrotting freelance journalist William Worthy ’42, it was just another day in just another post-revolution country.