Interfaith Lecture Series

Stanard to explain American West’s integral role in shaping Scientology

Stanard to explain American West’s integral role in shaping Scientology

Sylvia Stanard, deputy director of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office, will expound the integral role the West played in shaping Hubbard, and therefore how the West influenced the religion as a whole. She will give her lecture, titled “Scientology’s Place in the American Religious Landscape,” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.

Wigger: Methodist movement a model for free-market church adaptation

Wigger: Methodist movement a model for free-market church adaptation

The number of regular religious adherents has increased in America since colonial times, in contrast to a steady decrease in Great Britain and the rest of Europe. With that growing number of churchgoers came a decline in colonial churches after the American Revolution — a change John Wigger said set the stage for our present religious culture.