Religious Literacy and Religious Diversity: How to Talk (and Think) about the “R” Word in Public

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05Feb2016

This event, marking the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 1–7), is part of an initiative called “Love of God/ Love of the Good/Love of Neighbor”: Building Interfaith Awareness at Phillips Academy.

From 7:30pm

At Kemper Auditorium

Philips Academy

A professor of religion at Boston University, Dr. Stephen Prothero has commented on religion on dozens of NPR programs as well as on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He has been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Prothero’s numerous books include God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter, New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know—and Doesn’t, and most recently, Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections). He holds a PhD degree in religious studies from Harvard University. A Q&A will follow Prothero’s presentation in Kemper Auditorium, and his books will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served in the lobby. Sponsored by Student Activities Office. This event, marking the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 1–7), is part of an initiative called “Love of God/ Love of the Good/Love of Neighbor”: Building Interfaith Awareness at Phillips Academy, which is overseen by Dr. Mary Kantor, Catholic chaplain, in collaboration with numerous student clubs and organizations, the Chapel, and the Office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD). Cosponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Student Activities Office, Prothero’s visit is funded by the Palitz Fund.

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