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Thursday

February 27, 2003
2:46 pm

Blue Hill pastor and writer to discuss the sacredness of place

Maine writer and teacher Rob McCall, pastor of Blue Hill Congregational Church, will give a lecture titled “The Sacredness of Place: A Spiritual Journey in Rural Maine,” at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.

Friday

January 24, 2003
3:01 pm

Christian Scientist discusses 'Building Unity Through Forgiveness'

Joni Overton-Jung, a spiritual healer in the Christian Science tradition, addresses the topic “Building Unity Through Forgiveness” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in Room 162, Pettengill Hall.

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.

Friday

January 17, 2003
1:45 pm

Rabbi discusses a second career in Spiritual Journey series

Rabbi Thomas M. Alpert of Temple Tifereth Israel in Malden, Mass., will discuss changing careers in midlife in a lecture titled “Your Not-So-Young Shall See Visions: Reflections of a New Second-Career Rabbi.”

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.

Wednesday

October 16, 2002
3:01 pm

U.S. Muslim woman describes peace pilgrimage to Afghanistan in Spiritual Journey series

Shamshad Sheikh, Muslim chaplain at Mount Holyoke College, will discuss her experiences in a Bates College lecture titled From Pakistan to Afghanistan via the United States: A Muslim Peace Pilgrim’s Journey, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Avenue. The public is invited to attend this discussion, part of the “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2002-03″ series sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, free of charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

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.

Monday

September 9, 2002
9:23 am

Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens to discuss 'Is Islam the Enemy?'

Iconoclastic journalist Christopher Hitchens, known for his trenchantly witty critiques of hypocrisy and entrenched political power, presents a lecture titled “Is Islam the Enemy?” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge the talk, sponsored by the psychology department as part of a series of events connected to the observance of the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11.