Week Four :: July 18–25

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Ethics in a Technologically Transforming World?

Technology seems to be overtaking the world, from our obsession with electronic devices to the emerging artificial intelligence that helps us do everything from keep grocery lists to make war between nations. Outside of the practical applications, however, is there a question of right or wrong? What happens when technological capacity reaches a level that calls into question our very role as human beings in a society? In this week, we explore the ethical, spiritual and religious dimensions of “new tech.” Is it a step away from our own spiritual growth or can it be harnessed to create greater understanding?

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, July 20, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Dr. Gerard Magill

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    Since 2007 Dr. Gerard Magill has held the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he is a tenured Professor in the Center for Healthcare Ethics. 

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Jason Thacker

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    Jason Thacker serves as Associate Research Fellow and Creative Director at The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Noreen Herzfeld

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    Noreen Herzfeld is the Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professor of Science and Religion at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict, and a research associate with ZRS Koper.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy


  • Friday, July 24, 2020 | 02:00pm

    Interfaith Friday: Lisa Sharon Harper

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    Lisa Sharon Harper is the founder and president of Freedom Road, a groundbreaking consulting group that crafts experiences that bring common understanding and common commitments that lead to common action toward a more just world.

    Location: Hall of Philosophy