Hendricks Chapel offers a discussion series each year that explores issues of religious pluralism, interfaith engagement, moral and ethical leadership and pressing contemporary issues. By inviting scholars, authors, activists and religious practitioners from a wide range of faith traditions and lifestances, Hendricks Chapel encourages dialogue among students, staff and faculty.
The Hendricks Chapel discussion series are based around a common meal and invite participants to engage our guests and each other in informal conversation. In the past we have hosted:
Forgiveness: A Conversation with Helen Whitney
Setember 11th, 2012
Dinner at 5 p.m., Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center
Screening at 7 p.m., Hendricks Chapel
A select group of students will join Helen Whitney for dinner and conversation as they explore forgiveness, the focus of her 2011 PBS documentary: Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate. A public screening of the film will begin at 7 p.m. with a talk back to follow. Students must RSVP to the Chapel by September 9th at email@example.com.
Women, War, Faith and Power: A Conversation with Deborah Scroggins
October 1st, 2012, 5 p.m.
Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center
A select group of students will join Deborah Scroggins for dinner and conversation as they explore issues of women, war, faith, and power. The discussion will center on Deborah Scroggins' recent book, Wanted Women: Faith, Lies & the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui (HarperCollins, 2012). Students must RSVP to the Chapel by September 26th at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability Cultures, Deaf Pride, Faith, and Secularism: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Kirk VanGilder
October 29th, 2012, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Winnick Hillel Center
A select group of students will join Rev. Dr. Kirk VanGilder, a professor of Religion at Gallaudet University, who was born hard-of hearing and became Deaf in late adolescence, for dinner and conversation. The theme of Dr. VanGilder's presentation will be: "Without Walls: What Temporary Deaf Spaces Can Tell Us about Managing Identity Politics." American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided. Students must RSVP to the Chapel by October 22nd at email@example.com
All Buildings are wheelchair accessible. To reserve a space at the table, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and date of the discussion you would like to attend. When you RSVP, please indicate if you need accommodations. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate. To ensure an initmate and rich discussion, space is limited.
Stay tuned for more discussion opportunities…