Jocabed Solano Miselis an indigenous, evangélica theologian from the Guna people, in Panama.
She co-directs the project "Memorias Indígenas," through which she compiles and publishes the stories of Protestant and Evangelical churches among the indigenous/autochthonous/native peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Over lunch, we will get a change to meet Jocabed, and she will talk with us about her work.
All are welcome.
Shatha Almutawa: "'Dress Yourself in the Angelic Form': A Tenth-Century Arabic Philosophy of Religion."
"What are the Crusades, and what might they tell us about how we understand the concept of religious violence? In this flash seminar, we will examine some of the different ways that the Crusades have been imagined and re-imagined over the last millennium, from the Middle Ages to modern America."
Light refreshments will be served
Professor Jalane Schmidt has been named a 2018 Gomes Honoree by Harvard Divinity School for her scholarship, activism, and role in the demonstrations in Charlottesville last year. Learn more about the Gomes Honors and scroll down to read an interview with Professor Schmidt.
The Arts & Sciences Democracy Initiative will launch this spring with an inaugural democracy lab focusing on Religion, Race, and Global Democracies. Led by Religious Studies professors Martien Halvorson-Taylor and Kurtis Schaeffer, the new project will draw on faculty and graduate students from several Arts & Sciences’ academic departments, including Religious Studies, Politics, History, Carter G. Woodson, and Media Studies, as well as the Jewish Studies program. Find out more here.
Professor Charles Marsh will deliver a lecture entitled "Faith and Doubt in the Modern World: Christian Witness in the 21st Century and Engagements with its Cultured Despisers” as part of the Charles Franklin Finch lecture series at High Point University. The talk will begin at 5:30 pm in the Francis Auditorium of High Point University’s Phillips Hall. Open to the public. No tickets are required.
Dr. Raz Segal earned his Ph.D. at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (History Department), Clark University (2013). He is assistant professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University. Dr. Segal is engaged in his work with the challenges of exploring the Holocaust as an integral part of modern processes of imperial collapse, the formation and occasional deformation of nation-states, and their devastating impact on the societies they sought (and seek) to break and remake. Integrative and comparative, his research stands at the intersection of modern European history, Holocaust scholarship, Genocide Studies, and Jewish history, and links the Holocaust to genocide and mass violence before, during, and after World War II. Dr. Segal’s book, Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016) explores these issues through a regional case study. Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program.
Prof. Willis Jenkins to Speak on "The Ethics of Food and the Health of the Planet" at Boston College
Professor Willis Jenkins will give a talk entitled "The Ethics of Food and the Health of the Planet" at Boston College, Thursday February 22. See below for details.