Patrick Q. Mason, Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and associate professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University, will examine Mormonism’s position in the frontier and the ways in which the West shaped the religion in a lecture at 2 p.m. in the Hall of Philosophy.
Although “westward expansion” conjures images of new land and the spreading of Christianity for many Americans, Tink Tinker views it as a euphemism for invasion and conquest.
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.
Herman Cain has a problem with “emerging citizenship.”
As a second-generation Chinese-American, Eric Liu said he has a heightened awareness of every opportunity he’s been given, and the obligations that come with those opportunities — a worldview he hopes to instill in all United States citizens.
In a diverse, global society in which Christianity is often associated with the political right, the Rev. Delman Coates said it’s time for a progressive approach to public engagement.
Although 43 percent of Americans show up at places of worship each weekend, “somehow faith and religion have a PR problem.”
In the time of the “talking point,” public intellectuals are more essential than ever, according to Sister Joan Chittister.
Recent public discourse has revolved around the importance of, and trade-off between, privacy and security. One can’t easily weigh the two, however, without first understanding what makes privacy valuable at all.
Sharon Duke Estroff saw the increasing prevalence of social media in her children’s lives, but she didn’t quite know all of the pros and cons that came with a digital presence.