Most people seek to avoid embarrassment at all costs, but to Christopher Leighton, it’s evidence of the divine.
Speaking at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hall of Philosophy, Patel delivered his lecture, “Interfaith Leadership and Literacy,” focusing on what interfaith cooperation is and why America so desperately needs it to thrive.
Everyone knows the idiom “different strokes for different folks.” Few, however, know the idiom “different views from different Jews” — on the afterlife.
Roughly 50 percent of Americans don’t know the Quran is the holy book of Islam. Such is a finding by Stephen Prothero, indicative of the level of religious literacy in America and the focus of his Interfaith Lecture Tuesday in the Hall of Philosophy.
BRIA GRANVILLE | Staff Photographer Meryl Justin Chertoff, Executive Director of Justice and Society at the Aspen Institute, delivers the
Jewish people are not homogenous, Rabbi Samuel Stahl said. They are diverse in the way they practice their faith and at the extent to which they follow Jewish laws.
Hussein Rashid said death has power because people don’t understand it. Certain Muslim traditions, though, try to give death meaning.
Life was predictable for Eben Alexander until Nov. 10, 2008. The neurosurgeon woke up at 4:30 a.m. with severe back pain. After developing an excruciating migraine, he eventually collapsed on his bed and fell into a week-long coma.
Emmanuel Lartey, a Ghana native and L. Bevel Jones III Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, focused on African religious traditions and their relationship with death during his 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Tuesday in the Hall of Philosophy.
As a neurosurgeon, Eben Alexander used to have a materialist view of the physical realm. After a near-death experience, however, Alexander believes the brain does not produce consciousness.