Although “westward expansion” conjures images of new land and the spreading of Christianity for many Americans, Tink Tinker views it as a euphemism for invasion and conquest.
The Rev. Scotty McLennan outlined religious movement in the West and described its present state in his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Monday in the Hall of Philosophy.
John Wigger, professor and chair at the University of Missouri’s History Department, will examine the ways that at-the-time new 19th-century religious movements changed American society and culture.
The Rev. Scotty McLennan, the dean for religious life at Stanford University, will examine the role of religion in the American West, specifically in California, the state he’s lived in for the last 14 years. He will give his lecture, titled “Religious Pluralism in the Developing American West,” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
Herman Cain, a businessman and radio host of the “The Herman Cain Show,” identified threats facing Americans’ rights and their causes during his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Friday in the Hall of Philosophy.
Eric Liu won the lottery of life by being born in the United States. He is, like the majority of other Americans, an inheritor of democracy.
Herman Cain has a problem with “emerging citizenship.”
Despite a separation of church and state, America was founded and shaped by religious progressives, said the Rev. Delman Coates. In the last five decades or so, progressivism has morphed into religious conservatism — and he thinks it’s time people bring it back.
As a second-generation Chinese-American, Eric Liu said he has a heightened awareness of every opportunity he’s been given, and the obligations that come with those opportunities — a worldview he hopes to instill in all United States citizens.
Moving to a new country was a big deal to Imam Malik Mujahid. That’s why he read six different countries’ constitutions before making the decision to move from his home in Pakistan to America.