Week One :: June 22–28

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Religious Moments that Changed the World

Religion is a human construct that has been evolving since humans began pondering the meaning of life and its purpose, asking questions of origin and destiny, with varying responses creating differing trajectories. In this week the Interfaith Lecture Series presents historians of the world’s religions who will shine a light on “moments” in various traditions that have impacted both the world and the evolution of religion.

2 p.m. Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Hall of Philosophy

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 24, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Laurie L. Patton

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    Laurie L. Patton is the 17th president of Middlebury and the first woman to lead the institution in its 218-year history. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Ori Z. Soltes

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    Ori Z. Soltes teaches art history, theology, philosophy, and political history at Georgetown University.  He is former Director of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum...

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Amy Laura Hall

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    Amy Laura Hall is the Duke University Divinity School Associate Professor of Christian Ethics. She received her BA from Emory University and her MDiv and PhD degrees from Yale University.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Ali S. Asani

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    Ali S. Asani is Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard. He provides instruction on a variety of courses on the Islamic tradition such as Understanding Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies; Religion, Culture and Identity in South Asian Muslim Societies; and Muslim Voices in Contemporary World Literatures.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy