Archives for "Religion and spirituality"
November 5, 2002 3:59 pm
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.
October 16, 2002 3:01 pm
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.
September 23, 2002 8:52 am
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.
September 9, 2002 9:23 am
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.
September 1, 2002 9:39 am
Members of the Greene-based Maine Center for Justice, Ecology and Democracy (JED) present “In Solidarity with the No Longer and the Not Yet: Stories of Collective Resistance, Struggle and Creation” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, at Bates College. The public is invited to attend this discussion free of charge. The JED talk opens a series of lectures, “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2002-03,” sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.
April 22, 2002 4:25 pm
Bates College presents “Films of Muslim Life”, a festival of award-winning films set in Iran and Senegal, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays from May 1 through May 22 in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell Street. A member of the Bates faculty or a Muslim student will host a discussion following each screening, and the public is invited to attend free of charge.
March 7, 2002 9:18 am
Referred to as “the world’s ambassador to religions everywhere, a man of passionate intellect and immense heart” by theologian Thomas Moore, Huston Smith, a nationally renowned scholar in comparative religious studies, will discuss “Religion’s Role in an Acutely Troubling Era” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend this annual Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture in Ethics and Education free of charge.
February 13, 2002 3:54 pm
Jacqueline Landry, Catholic chaplain at Harvard University, will present a talk titled The Path is Made by Walking: A Catholic Feminist’s Journey as a Change Agent at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall.
January 22, 2002 2:31 pm
Rabbi Alice Dubinsky of Congregation Bet Ha’am in South Portland will present a talk titled “Holy Fragments: A Rabbi’s Faith in a Broken World” at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. Part of the series “Spiritual Journeys: Stories of the Soul 2001-02,” sponsored by the chaplain’s office, the talk is open to the public free of charge.
January 3, 2002 3:45 pm
African American Mysticism: A Father and Son’s Journey with Contemporary Mystic Howard Thurman