Jan 18, 2012

Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies and the Rumi Forum Present Interfaith Lecture Series: "Religion and Social Justice"

(Newport News, Va.) - The Rumi Forum and CNU’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will present the panel discussion “Religion and Social Justice,” on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in Gaines Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

The panel will explore what faith traditions believe in relation to social justice, and the ways they have found to express or implement social justice.  The distinguished panelists will discuss how the major faith traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism) differ in their approaches to social justice, how these traditions promote social justice, what movements they support, and how they are making a difference in their respective communities and in the community of the “Other.” Speakers will include Dr. Dawn Hutchinson, Dr. Stephen Strehle, Dr. Hussam Timani, Dr. John Thompson and Dr. Lori Underwood. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Roberta Rosenberg. For more information, email hroads@rumiforum.org.

The Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and the exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world, and to provide a common platform for education and information. Visit www.rumiforum.org for more information.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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