Week One :: June 26–July 3, 2021

21st Century Religion in China: Collaboration, Competition, Confrontation?

China through the ages has given birth to religious expressions uniquely its own, while also absorbing and embracing multiple religious traditions and variations that have migrated from the Asian subcontinent and the West. In this week focusing on China, we look for its contemporary expressions of the religious impulse, or the suppression thereof.

2 p.m. Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

1 p.m. EDT, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Amphitheater

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, religious, spiritual, ethical, and humanitarian perspectives.


  • Monday, June 28, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Kelly James Clark

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    Kelly James Clark, Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame), is former Senior Research Fellow at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.  He has held visiting appointments at Oxford University, the University of St. Andrews, and the University of Notre Dame. 

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Fenggang Yang

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    Fenggang Yang is Professor of Sociology and the founding Director of the Center on Religion and the Global East at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, as well as the founding Editor of the Review of Religion and Chinese Society. 

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Robin R. Wang

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    Robin R. Wang is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and The Berggruen Fellow (2016-17) at The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University.

    Location: Amphitheater