Events

“Towards the Field of Interfaith Studies” Conference

“Towards the Field of Interfaith Studies” Conference

Earlier this month a team of Union faculty and staff attended a conference sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Core at NYU that focused on developing academic curriculum in interreligious studies. We’ve learned a lot, and hope to bring new exciting courses to Union soon!

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SAMSARA

SAMSARA

SAMSARA Movie / Discussion / Pizza Night 6 November 2013 | 7:00 p.m. | Wold House Come join Wold House members and students from Religious Studies and Philosophy for a good movie, conversation, and food! A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man’s struggle to find spiritual Enlightenment by renouncing the world. And one woman’s struggle to keep her enlightened love and life in the world. But their destiny turns, twists and comes to a surprise...

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Life of Pi

Life of Pi

LIFE OF PI Movie / Discussion / Pizza Night 23 October 2013 | 7:00 p.m. | Sorum House Religious Studies Department, Sorum House, and the members of Other People’s Religions class are cordially inviting you to join us for a good movie, food, and conversation about the issues of religious diversity and interreligious understanding.  

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“I Just Don’t Understand Those People!” Scientific Perspectives on Religious Conflict

“I Just Don’t Understand Those People!” Scientific Perspectives on Religious Conflict

2013 Wold Lecture on Religion and Conflict Wesley Wildman, Boston University School of Theology “I Just Don’t Understand Those People!” Scientific Perspectives on Religious Conflict 15 May 2013 | 5:30 p.m. | Nott Memorial Wesley Wildman is Professor of Philosophy, Theology and Ethics at Boston University’s School of Theology. He is internationally known for his research at the interface of science and religion, including co-founding, with the Neurologist Patrick McNamara, the Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion, affiliated with Boston University. His research...

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Spielberg’s Lincoln and the Issue of American Exceptionalism

Spielberg’s Lincoln and the Issue of American Exceptionalism

Robert Jewett, University of Heidelberg Spielberg’s Lincoln and the Issue of American Exceptionalism 10 April 2013 | 5:30 p.m. | Nott Memorial Bob Jewett was a Wold Senior Fellow at Union in 2010 and is a distinguished scholar of religion, having taught at Garret Evangelical Seminary and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for over 20 years.  He is now Visiting Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg.  In addition to being an internationally recognized scholar in New Testament studies, he has also received recognition for work he has done on the...

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The World Before Her

The World Before Her

The World Before Her 20 February 2013  | 6:30 p.m. | Lippman 201 A documentary film about women, religion, and India that compares the enculturation of women into both Hindu fundamentalist camps and compares this to the process of involving women in beauty pageant camps in India.

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