The Communities of the Qur’an conference brings together eminent scholars and practitioners of various Islamic traditions to discuss and deliberate each traditions' respective interpretations of Qur'anic verses.
On February 12th, 2016, the
Rice History department and the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance hosted
a talk with Joel Sebban, a PhD student of Pantheon-Sorbonne University in
Paris, France, and a Visiting Scholar and Arthur Sachs Fellow at Harvard University.
Sebban is writing a dissertation on the concept of a “Judeo-Christian morality”
in European and American thought.
Famed philosopher Rainer Forst, a professor in political theory at the Goethe University of Frankfurt in Germany, visited Rice to give a talk on November 5th concerning problems of toleration. Forst differentiated between several conceptions of tolerance, and made suggestions on how best to move forward to achieve a tolerant society.
On November 5th, a diverse group of Rice undergraduates participated in
an interactive discussion with Professor Rainer Forst, famed Professor
of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe
University in Frankfurt, Germany. The group included two students from
the Boniuk Council, six students from the new Politics, Law, and Social
Thought program, Dr. Christian J. Emden, and Dr. Zahra N. Jamal.
Psychologist and author Dr. Sylvia Rimm shares parenting advice around issues of identity formation.
Rice alumna Larycia Hawkins ‘94, associate professor of political science at Wheaton College, visited campus on January 26 to speak during a private gathering with members of the Boniuk Council.
The Boniuk Council, a student-led organization at Rice University that
seeks to foster interfaith dialogue and understanding on campus, held a panel event on November 16 entitled “Religion and
Sexuality.” Rice undergraduates came together to hear their peers speak about their experiences reconciling sexuality and religious identity.
On November 22, 2015, eighteen senior havurah members of Congregation Brith Shalom met at the home of Fred Sklar for a presentation by Associate Director Dr. Zahra Jamal about the history and activities of the Boniuk Institute.
Rice University’s Boniuk
Institute is assisting Chicken Soup for the Soul and the Boniuk Foundation to
invite high school and college students to tell your true tales! Write about
your lives inside and outside of school. If your story is published by Chicken
Soup for the Soul, you will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of
On Sunday, February 7th, the Boniuk Institute and St. Phillip’s Presbyterian Church co-hosted a talk entitled “Faith and Grief” with Reverend Dr. Fran Shelton, who spoke on the intersection of faith and grief in Christian life.
Will Recant, the Assistant Vice President of the
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee-International Development Program, spoke at an event on January 14th co-hosted by the Boniuk Institute at Congregation Emanu
El. Recant discussed the work he and his
organization are doing around the world to respond not only to the needs of the
world Jewish community, but those of the larger global community as well.
September 15, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home
September 18, 2016
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
(Church & Society Series) A Science and Religion Potpourri: Mini-Myths in Science Books
November 3, 2016
From Pluralism to Integrity: the necessity of the other for living our values
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