On October 16th, our series begins with a discussion led by Brian Pinter. We will explore the issue of religious literacy and why it is so important – and so lacking – in our current historical moment. Why has religious literacy decreased in recent generations? What are the consequences of our religious illiteracy? How might we remedy this problem in our society? We will also have the opportunity to take a religious literacy quiz!
MORE ABOUT THE RELIGION IN AMERICA LECTURE SERIES:
Religion is one of the most influential factors in national and world events, yet we Americans are infamous for our religious illiteracy.Our presentations and discussions will explore religious traditions which have been shaped by and are shaping American culture and history. Each session will examine a religious tradition’s history and core teachings. Our topics will include Islam, Buddhism, The Amish, Latter Day Saints, Catholicism, and Judaism. Through our studies and discussions, we hope to improve our religious literacy and discern how we might thoughtfully respond to the gifts and challenges presented by the contemporary religious scene.
Each class is a stand-alone presentation, so feel welcome to join any Sunday.
Sundays, 12:30 on the Fourth Floor; October 16, November 20, January 15, February 12, March 19, & May 14.