Religions and the Human Spirit

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EMORY UNIVERSITY

Contemplative Studies

Religion, Society
& the Arts

 

Calendar, Fall 2007

 

June 16, 2007
through
October 14, 2007


Carlos Museum

"Cradle of Christianity:
Jewish and Christian Treasures from the Holy Land"

Series of events sponsored by Religion, Society and the Arts
click here for more information about the exhibition, tickets and extensive series of engaging educational programs

 

August 30, 2007
through
October 15, 2007


Woodruff Library
Schatten Gallery

"Pictures Without Borders: Bosnia Revisited"


Photography exhibit by Steve Horn
based on his book, available at the Druid Hills Bookstore

See additional information below regarding the September 30th
event with the Steve Horn.

Sponsored by Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
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September 27, 2007

8:00am
Candler Library 125

** RSVP requested **

"The Philosophies, Pedagogies and Impact of
Peace Museums World-Wide "


Presentation by Peter van den Dungen
of the University of Bradford, UK
Department of Peace Studies

Sponsored by Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
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click here to view video of the presentation

 

September 30, 2007

3:00pm
Woodruff Library
Jones Room

"Reconstructing Self and Communities:
Arts, Religion and Reconciliation in Post-Conflict Societies"

Multimedia presentation by Steve Horn in connection with exhibit "Pictures Without Borders: Bosnia Revisited"

Panel presentation by Edward Queen, Thee Smith,
Josh Thomas, Susan Anderson and Bernhard Kempler


Sponsored by Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
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click here to view video of the presentation
click here to view photos from the presentation and exhibit

 

October 13, 2007
through
November 25, 2007


Carlos Museum

"Buddha in Paradise:
A Celebration in Himalayan Art "

An exhibition in honor of the visit and professorship of
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Sponsored by Religion, Society and the Arts
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October 20, 2007

9:30am
Woodruff P.E. Center

** Tickets required **

"Mind and Life XV: Mindfulness, Compassion and the Treatment of Depression "

An academic conference featuring presentations to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, by invited scientists and scholars from Emory and other institutions.

Sponsored by Contemplative Studies
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October 21, 2007

2:00pm
Woodruff P.E. Center

** Tickets required **

"First Emory Summit on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding"

A summit featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, in conversation with religious leaders from Hindu, Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities, including Rabbi David Rosen, Sister Joan Chittister, Professor Rajmohan Gandhi and Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im.

Sponsored by Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
Co-sponsored by International Summer School on Religion and Public Life
click here for more information
click here to view video of the summit
click here to view photos from the summit visit

 

November 26-29, 2007

Emory Conference Center

*Registration Required *

"Maps and Mazes: Critical Inquiry at the Intersection of Religion and Health"

Led by work of the African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP), creative thinkers in the fields of religion, theology, public health, nursing, medicine, anthropology, ethics and the social sciences will review and critically interrogate innovative concepts and theoretical frameworks at the intersection of religion and health. The aims are to ground theories and concepts more deeply, frame new ways of empirically testing them, and improve praxis and collaboration for the health of our communities, locally and globally.

With guest speakers, Dr. Ken Pargament, Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University and Dr. James R. Cochrane, Director of ARHAP and Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town

Sponsored by Religion and Health Collaborative
in Partnership with the African Religious Health Assets Programme
from Universities of Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal and
Witwatersrand, South Africa
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Calendar, Spring 2008

 

February 23, 2008

*Registration Required*

"Nonviolent Communication"

A day long workshop conducted by members of the Georgia Network for Nonviolent Communication

Based on the Nonviolent Communcation model created by Marshall B. Rosenberg, the workshop provides violence-reducing and relationship-building tools by offering participants opportunity to examine the covert violence they might be perpetuating by the way they say what they say. The program works with the reality that what you say next will change your world. Using the simple-to-remember and reliable four step model to enrich everyday interactions, participants can transform al relationships and situations into collaborative, creative partnerships.

Sponsored by Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding

 

February 26, 2008

7:00pm
Harland Cinema



"Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath"


A documentary film by Sharar Raju and Valarie Kaur
exploring race, religion and what it means to be American in times of national crisis

Driven to action by the murder of a turbaned man in her community, a college student drives across America in the aftermath of 9/11 to discover stories that did not make the evening news. From the still shocked streets of Ground Zero to the desert towns of the American West, Valarie Kaur's inspiring journey uncovers remarkable stories of hate, violence, fear and unspeakable loss -- until she finds the heart of America halfway around the world in the words of a widow.

Sponsored by Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding,
Graduate Division of Religion, Department of Religion
and Walter Candler Endowment for the Humanities
click here for an event flyer
click here for more information regarding the film

 

February 29, 2008

5:30pm Reception
6:30pm Lecture
Followed by book signing

Emory Conference Center



"The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down:
The Challenges of Cultural Competence"

A lecture by Anne Fadiman
Francis Writer in Residence
Yale University

Fadiman's first book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, chronicles the trials of an epileptic Hmong child and her family living in Merced, California. Fadiman's sensitive, incisive treatment of the unbreachable gulf between the Hmong and American medical systems won her a National Book Critics' Circle Award.

Sponsored by the Center for Ethics
and Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia

Co-sponsored by Religion and Health Collaborative
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March 3-5, 2008

Carlos Museum


"The Wrathful God: Religious Extremism in Comparative Perspective"

This conference will examine the conceptual language of extremist discourses in world religions and the factors that contribute to the development of extremist worldviews.

Co-Sponsored by Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding,
Institute for Comparative and International Studies and
Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

click here for more information regarding the conference
click here to email coordinator, Art Linton

Graduate Students, click here for details of spring seminar

 

March 6, 2008

12:00noon
Callaway S221

*RSVP required
for lunch*


"Between the Political and the Spiritual - Wisdom
as the Driving Force of My Interfaith Quest"

A presentation by Alon Goshen-Gottstein

Alon Goshen-Gottstein has been director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, and lecturer and director of the Center for the Study of Rabbinic Thought, Beit Morasha College, both in Jerusalem, since 1977. He received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1986. From 1989 to 1999, he was a member of the Shalom hartman Institute for Advanced Studies, Jerusalem.

Sponsored by Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
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March 19-21, 2008

Burlington Road Building
Room 109

"Music, Ritual and Selamatan"

An series of events offered by the Department of Music, featuring the Emory Gamelan Degung Ensemble and
guest artists, Nano Suratno and Rita Tila

-- Wed, March 19 at 6:30pm Lecture and Performance
-- Thur, March 20 at 7:00pm Concert
-- Fri, March 21 at 12:00noon Naming Ceremony

Co-Sponsored by Religion, Society and the Arts
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March 20, 2008
through
May 8, 2008


*Registration Required*

"Religions of the Middle East:
Sources of Conflict and Resources for Peace"

A course offering through Evening at Emory
with Dr. Gordon Newby, Dr. Vincent Cornell
and Dean Jan Love

The course will explore in eight weekly sessions the origins and intersections of Christianity, Judaism and Islam in the Middle East, the tensions within and among the religions, and their resources for conflict resolution and peacebuilding.

Sponsored by Religions and the Human Spirit
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April 2-16, 2008

*Registration Required*

"Putting Insights into Action: Reflections from the Base of the Emory 'Summit' on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding"

A course offering through Evening at Emory
with Dr. Tom Flores

The course will explore in three weekly sessions the major themes on religion, violence and peacebuilding presented by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Rabbi David Rosen, Sister Joan Chittister, Professor Rajmohan Gandhi and Dr. Abdullah An-Na'im.

Sponsored by Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
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