Archives for "Religion and spirituality"

Wednesday

October 5, 2005 3:52 pm

Fulbright scholar examines Muslim world during Bates residency

Ijaz Shafi Gilani, an expert on Pakistani public opinion and international relations, visits Bates College from Oct. 3 through Nov. 11. A Fulbright visiting specialist with the “Direct Access to the Muslim World” program, Gilani is professor and dean of the faculty of social sciences at International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He also heads Gallup Pakistan, an opinion and marketing research firm.

Thursday

April 14, 2005 10:04 am

Short Term's a time for rigor, research…and Red Sox

Short Term at Bates is known among students for pressure-cooker courses like “Cellular and Molecular Biology,” aka “Cell Hell,” and “Introduction to Abstraction,” better known as “Math Camp.” But the academic offerings during these five weeks of spring have a reputation not only for rigor but for topicality, adventurousness and even, dare we say, for fun. And Short Term units new in 2005 are no exceptions.

Wednesday

March 23, 2005 1:53 pm

Activist to speak and present William Stringfellow Awards

A Jesuit priest and professor of history, John Staudenmaier will give a lecture and present the annual William Stringfellow Lecture in Justice and Peace Wednesday, March 30, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.

Thursday

September 30, 2004 12:04 pm

Representatives from Harvard, other schools to discuss graduate divinity studies

Representatives from Harvard Divinity School, Bangor Theological Seminary, Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School visit Bates to present a workshop on graduate studies in religion at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue.

Saturday

March 27, 2004 2:49 pm

Physician to present Stringfellow Awards for Justice and Peace

Family physician and author David Hilfiker will present the annual William Stringfellow Lecture in Justice and Peace at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in Chase Hall Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue.

Wednesday

March 3, 2004 11:52 am

Artist discusses spiritual, political and aesthetic vision

Artist and activist Betty LaDuke will give two talks and lead a participatory workshop to accompany an exhibition of her paintings and sketches, “Latin American Transitions: The Art of Betty LaDuke,” on display at the Bates College Chapel now through March 26.

Friday

February 13, 2004 12:21 pm

Phillips Exeter coach to share spiritual insights at Bates College

David Weber, English faculty member and cross-country track coach at Phillips Exeter Academy, will share spiritual truths discovered during three decades of coaching and teaching in his talk, “Coaching the Heart: Coaching, Teaching, Writing and the Spiritual Path” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue.

Thursday

January 29, 2004 10:42 am

Feminist theologian to deliver annual Zerby lecture at Bates

Judith Plaskow, author of the landmark text “Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective” (HarperCollins, 1991) and professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, will give a presentation titled “Asking the Right Questions: The Development of Jewish Women’s Studies” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 (snow date: Thursday, Feb., 12), in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Avenue.

Tuesday

October 28, 2003 1:47 pm

Homeless activist to discuss 'works of mercy' in spiritual series at Bates

Jim Greene, deputy director, Boston City Shelter Commission, will give a talk titled “Corporal, Spiritual and Political Works of Mercy on the Streets of Boston” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 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

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.