On October 16, renowned sociologist Jose Casanova of the Berkley Center's Program on Globalization, Religion and the Secular at Georgetown University spoke about
his research on current global trends of diversity and secularization to a crowd of faculty,
graduate students, and members of the public.
September 29, Robert Erlewine presented his analysis of the work of
German-Jewish thinker Franz Rosenzweig, author of The Star of Redemption (1921). Through his examination of
Rosenzweig’s attitudes toward Christianity and Islam, Erlewine explored the
representation of the Abrahamic religions in modern Jewish thought.
The Boniuk Institute will co-sponsor a course in the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Boniuk Institute Directors will co-teach the course
Diversity and Understanding in Today’s World.
The Boniuk Institute announces a new course for Fall 2014 that will explore religious tolerance within various religious traditions. IntraReligious Tolerance and Beyond (RELI214) will explore different historical religions and the models of inclusivity and pluralism that these religions have promoted. The course will explore the dialogue of religious tolerance and the need to move to religious pluralism in a global community.
On March 28th, the Boniuk Institute hosted Professor John Mukum Mbaku from Weber State University to host a lecture on religious conflicts within Africa. His lecture focused on the institutional mechanisms necessary to bring about peaceful coexistence between different religious groups in the African continent.
The aim of the Embracing Tolerance Essay Contest is to help students improve religious literacy, build mutual understanding, and develop interfaith collaboration with and among their peers. We invite students from all faith traditions and spiritual and secular communities to speak their minds and share their visions for a religiously tolerant world in the 21st century.
On November 3,
famed civil rights leader and nonviolent strategist the Rev. James Lawson spoke
at Riverside United Methodist Church on how Gandhi’s methodology of nonviolence
applies in the 21st century. The event was
co-sponsored by the Boniuk Institute, The Menil Collection, Project Row
Houses, and Riverside United Methodist Church.
On September 12, Antonia Lassar performed
her one-woman show The God Box at Rice University. A host of characters (all played
by Lassar) challenge the audience to reconsider the meaning of faith in our
7pm, Congregation Emanu El's Barish Sanctuary
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