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.
Brazilians are known for their creativity and imagination, and Kelly Hayes, who has been studying the nation’s various religions since 1997, can vouch for that.
“I think this story [Jacob wrestling with God] is about prayer,” the Rev. Luis León said. “The most important thing to say about prayer is that words matter in prayer, but prayer is — first and foremost — a relationship. God attacks Jacob and Jacob will not let go. Through contention and wrestling with God, Jacob, and we, learn who we are.”
Rachel Elizabeth Harding, assistant professor of indigenous spiritual traditions in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Denver, will explore one such way — through the religion Candomblé — in a lecture at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
While others are often quick to dismiss New Age religions, Kelly E. Hayes is happy to step in and explore the stigmatized and marginalized.
Kenneth P. Serbin, professor and chair in the Department of History at the University of San Diego, will give a lecture titled “The Impact of Brazilian Catholicism” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy.
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.
Subagh Singh Khalsa’s teacher, Yogi Bhajan, told him that, when faced with a dilemma, a person should be able to come up with a decision in the amount of time it takes to draw three breaths.
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.