Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Culture
The 25th Annual Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Culture (DLRC) features Dr. Rev. William Barber.
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/president. Free Parking available adjacent to the Murphy Center. For inquiries, contact email@example.com or call 252-737-2422.
Co-sponsors: Religious Studies Program, J. Woolard and Helen Peel, Distinguished Chair in Religious Studies, Sociology Department, African and African American Studies
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-737-2422.
Co-sponsors: Religious Studies Program, the Julian David Whichard Public Lecture in the Humanities Series