Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Culture
Dr. Candida Moss will be the 26th distinguished speaker of the annual Religious Studies Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Culture. Her lecture, titled “The Myth of Persecution: How persecution radicalizes and polarizes in the ancient and modern worlds” will explore a common theme in histories of Christianity is that Christians have been consistently persecuted from the crucifixion to the present day. This lecture will look behind the propaganda to show both that much of this history of persecution has been simplified and exaggerated, and also that the mythology of persecution has a dangerous legacy in the present. Candida R. Moss is the Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, UK. She is the award winning author or editor of seven books and thirty academic articles and essay including Ancient Christian Martyrdom (Yale, 2012), Reconceiving Infertility (Princeton, 2015), and Bible Nation (Princeton, 2017). She has appeared in over thirty documentaries and is a frequent news commentator for CBS and CNN.
"Religion as the Invisible Social Determinant of Public Health"
"Religion, Politics and Global Health: Controversies and Compromises in the Primary Health Care Movement"
"Bridging Religion and Healthcare in the Humanities and Social Sciences" A Round Table Discussion
Thursday October 26, 2017, at 6:30pm
Hendrix Theatre in Mendenhall Bldg.
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Lecture: Poor People's Campaign and National Call for Moral Revival
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is the architect of the Forward Together Moral Monday Movement, president of the North Carolina NAACP and pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Goldsboro. He is also president of Repairers of the Breach. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. He is also co-author, with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, of The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Fear and Division. He files regular dispatches from the southern movement for racial justice for The Nation. Read more about him at
http://www.naacpnc.org/naacp-board-of-directors/. Free Parking available adjacent to the Murphy Center. For inquiries, contact
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Co-sponsors: Religious Studies Program, J. Woolard and Helen Peel, Distinguished Chair in Religious Studies, Sociology Department, African and African American Studies
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Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Hendrix Theatre in Mendenhall
Lecture: Religious Literacy in an Age of Strongmen
Dr. Stephen Prothero is Chair of the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books, including Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (HarperOne, 2016), God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World-and Why Their Differences Matter (HarperOne, 2010), and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know-and Doesn't (HarperOne, 2007). His books have been published on five continents and translated into eight languages. Prothero has commented on religion on hundreds of National Public Radio programs; on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, PBS; and on all the major networks. He was also a guest on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, "The Colbert Report," and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe. Read more about him at
http://stephenprothero.com/. Lecture is Free, and free parking is available. The event is also Wellness passport eligible. For inquiries, contact
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Co-sponsors: Religious Studies Program, the Julian David Whichard Public Lecture in the Humanities Series
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