Space and freedom, both iconic of the American West, are the pillars of the Church of Scientology, said Sylvia Stanard, deputy director of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office.
Mormon and Western history are intertwined, Patrick Mason said. As the frontier pushed farther west, so too did the Mormon people until they reached the Salt Lake Valley in Utah in 1847.
Tink Tinker is a part of the Wazhazhe Nation, which is a member of the Earth Division and the Eagle Clan. These are facts, just like it’s a fact that Tinker’s ancestors were killed and driven from their land.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sister Joan Chittister said as the “keeper of the marketplace of ideas,” it’s the job of the public intellectual to ask the questions institutions keep swept under the table and to be critical of policies and tradition, advocating for change if they need updated to match present-day needs.