Fall 2011 Programs

 “Interfaith Remembrance Gathering:

 Prayers for Peace from the Abrahamic and Asian Faith Traditions”

  A 9-11 Interfaith Memorial Service, consisting of readings and prayers by students and faculty

 Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., in the Interfaith Center


“Peace in the Middle East?”

Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Corrie, Assistant Professor in the practice of

Youth Education and Peacebuilding, Candler School of Theology, and Dr. Stephen Bell, Professor of Psychology, Berry College

Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Krannert Center Meeting Room

The program was organized and directed by Berry student Mr. Kristian Canler.

 

 

 

“Religion on the Berry College Campus”

Presenter: Dr. Harvey Hill, formerly Associate Professor of Religion, Berry College

now teaching at Holyoke College

Panelists: The Rev. Janice Wright, Associate Rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church,

         Rome, GA

    Mr. Ryan Hall, Berry College Religion and Philosophy Major

                 Dr. David McKenzie, Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Interfaith

                        Council, Berry College

                 Dr. Stephen Briggs, President, Berry College

Thursday, October 27, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the College Chapel

Jointly sponsored with the Chaplain’s Office and the Department of Religion and Philosophy


“The Cloud of Unknowing”


Presenter: Dr. Carmen Butcher, Shorter University Scholar-in-Residence, and author

            of a new translation of The Cloud of Unknowing, an anonymous 14thcentury

            work on Christian mysticism

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Evans Auditorium

 

            Jointly sponsored with several academic departments


“Bhakti Messenger Concerts"

A Kirtan Band providing music based on ancient Hindu chants

Friday, November 11, 2011, at 7i:00 p.m. in the Interfaith Center

 “Homosexuality and Faith Panel”

Panelists: Dr. Jim Watkins, Associate Professor of English

                 Dr. Jeff Lidke, Associate Professor of Religion

    Dr. David McKenzie, Professor of Philosophy

  Student panelists Fakhria Hussain and Ehsan Rabbani, Muslim Heritage

   Society

  A discussion of homosexuality from a variety of faith and denominational positions.

Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Evans Auditorium.

   A program generated by the Berry student organization, “Listen”

 

Spring Semester 2012

 “A Conversation on the Binding of Abraham’s Son”

Presenters: Chaplain Jon Huggins

Dr. Stephen Bell, Professor of Psychology

 Dr. Nadeem Hamid, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer

 Science

 A discussion of scriptural reasoning on the binding of Abrahan’s son from the standpoint

 of the Abrahamic traditions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

 Tuesday, February 27, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Interfaith Center

 “Christian Missions and Interfaith Dialogue”

 Presenters: Dr. Rob Nash, Director of International Missions for the Cooperative

 Baptist Fellowship

 Dr. Jim Watkins, Associate Professor of English and faculty advisor for

 the Berry College student Uniterian-Universalist Society

Dr. Dara Wakefield, Green Professor of Christian Education and former

 Southern Baptist missionary to South Korea

 Student Panelists: Jesse Burnette, Sociology and Anthropology Major

  Hannah Gunnin, Sociology and Anthropology Major

   Kiersten Hammock, Psychology Major

  Tim Medearis, Sociology and Anthropology major

 A discussion of the extent to which Christian missions should be revised to accommodate

  Interfaith dialogue.

 Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Evans Auditorium

 “Seventh Annual Berry College World Music and Dance Festival”

 Music and dance groups, featuring the Kirtan Bandits (Indian Fusion), Marabai

 (Middle Eastern Dance), Disarmed (Alternative Rock), and Ogya (Tribal).

 Saturday March 31, 2012, 1:00-6:00 p.m. on the Library lawn.

 A program organized and hosted by Dr. Jeff Lidke, Associate Professor

 of religion.

“Idols and Icons: on Atheism, Science, and Religious Belief”

 Presenter: Dr. Paul Wallace, former Associate Professor of Physics, Berry College,

 currently teaching Physics at Agnes Scott College

 Panelists: Dr. Michael Bailey, Associate Professor of Government

 Dr. Jeff Lidke, Associate Professor of Religion

 Dr. Michael Papazian, Professor of Philosophy

 Dr. Todd Timberlake, Associate Professor of Physics

 A discussion renewed theological interest in Apophatic Theology (the

 via negativa of the Catholic and Orthodox traditions).

 Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Auditorium

 Jointly sponsored with the Department of Religion and Philosophy

“Classical Indian Music Concert”

 Presenters: International performing artist Paul Livingstone (sitarist)

 Master teacher, scholar, and performer Pandit Hom Nath Upadhyaya

  (Tabla musician)

 Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 8:00 p.m., in the Interfaith Center.

Jointly sponsored with the Department of Religion and Philosophy