Week Six :: August 1–8

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Lessons in the School House

More than 55 years after the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling striking down school-sponsored prayer, Americans continue to resist representations of religion in public schools. The future of a thriving nation, however, resides in the integrity of its people and, therefore, in the content of what its children are taught. Public schools are crucial not only for fostering careers and livelihoods, and for learning unto itself, but also for shaping the most “good-of-the-whole” consciousness in our citizens. In this week we will look at the importance of teaching both religious cultural literacy (as opposed to religion) as well as ethical literacy in our public schools for the purpose of creating an ethically and culturally-informed citizenry.

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.

Events

  • Monday, August 03, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Judy Beals

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    "Teaching Religion Through New Eyes| Judy Beals is the Associate Director of Harvard Divinity School’s Religious Literacy Project (RLP).



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Benjamin P. Marcus

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    "Religious Literacy in Public Schools: Embracing Complexity and Tension| Benjamin P. Marcus is the religious literacy specialist with the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute, where he examines the intersection of education, religious literacy, and identity formation...



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Wednesday, August 05, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Linda K. Wertheimer

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    "From Fear to Hope: Childhood Experiences with Anti-Semitism/How to Teach Respect" | Linda K. Wertheimer is the award-winning author of Faith Ed, Teaching about Religion in An Age of Intolerance (Beacon Press, 2015)



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Ari L. Goldman

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    "From Church Stories to Obituaries, Journalists Need Religious Literacy" | Ari L. Goldman has taught at the Colombia Journalism School since 1993 and is the director of the school’s Scripps Howard Program in Religion, Journalism, and the Spiritual Life.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform

     

  • Friday, August 07, 2020 | 02:00pm EDT

    Interfaith Friday: Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller

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    "Orthodox Judaism" | Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller recently celebrated his fortieth year of working with students and faculty as the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, for which he is currently Director Emeritus.



    Location: CHQ Assembly Video Platform