Interfaith Lecture Previews

Burdick to evaluate interpretations of Brazilian saint Anastacia

Burdick to evaluate interpretations of Brazilian saint Anastacia

Burdick, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University, will examine devotions to and meanings of Anastacia, as well as what continues to be deep racial inequality in Brazil, in a lecture titled “Racial Inequality and Religious Belief in Brazil: The Mysterious Case of Slave Anastacia” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.

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.

From West Coast, McLennan explores religious expansion

From West Coast, McLennan explores religious expansion

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.