Week Seven :: Aug. 3–9

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Grace: A Celebration of Extraordinary Gifts

There are many ways of defining or explaining the idea of Grace. Grace is thought to be something we receive, something we give, something we are, and something we do. In this week we will hear stories from four traditions – Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Humanism – exploring how each tradition perceives, interprets, and lives Grace.

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, August 05, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Rami Shapiro

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    A Jewish practitioner of Perennial Wisdom, Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author of over thirty-six books on religion and spirituality. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor

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    Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest.  Her first memoir, Leaving Church (2006), won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Wednesday, August 07, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Dr. Abdallah S. Daar

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    Dr. Abdallah S. Daar, O. C. FRS (C), D. Phil, FRCS, FRCP, is Emeritus Professor of Global Public Health and of Surgery at the University of Toronto and a Permanent Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Thursday, August 08, 2019 | 02:00pm

    Katherine Ozment

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    Katherine Ozment is the author of Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked in publishing for more than twenty-five years..

    Location: Hall of Philosophy