Archives for "Religion and spirituality"

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.

Sunday

September 1, 2002 9:39 am

Young Maine activists open Spiritual Journey series

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.

Monday

April 22, 2002 4:25 pm

Bates presents films about Muslim life

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.

Thursday

March 7, 2002 9:18 am

Renowned scholar in comparative religion to speak

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.

Wednesday

February 13, 2002 3:54 pm

Catholic chaplain from Harvard discusses feminist journey

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.

Tuesday

January 22, 2002 2:31 pm

Portland rabbi to discuss 'faith in a broken world'

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.

Thursday

January 3, 2002 3:45 pm

Spiritual Journey

African American Mysticism: A Father and Son’s Journey with Contemporary Mystic Howard Thurman

Monday

October 29, 2001 9:41 am

Folk singer and storyteller to discuss spirituality

Bennett E. Tousley, a folk singer and story teller from Woburn, Mass., will give a lecture titled “You Can’t Kill the Spirit: A Journey Through Suffering”, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Skelton Lounge of 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.