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.
More than 120 years after Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis published “The Right to Privacy” in Harvard Law Review, Michael Patrick Lynch said that worry resonates louder than ever.
Rules are harder to break when they’re God’s rules.
The age old question — What does it mean to be human? — can be answered in part by looking at people’s daily conditions and rhythms, how people interact with others and within themselves. These routine acts, Yehudah Mirsky said, help define who a person is.