Interfaith gatherings are meant to bring students of different spiritual traditions and world-views together, to foster respect and understanding for one another. They can create opportunities for students to develop a healthy sense of curiosity for varying spiritual traditions, curbing the tendency to operate from assumptions.
What can you expect from an interfaith gathering?
When: Wednesdays: Jan. 22, Feb. 5, 26, Mar. 11, 25 and Apr. 8, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: St. John’s College, Room 201
Free to attend, refreshments will be served. RSVP required.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Hosted by Spiritual Care for Students
In the Catholic tradition Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting (eating less than usual) and abstinence from meat (fish and eggs are allowed). Two major purposes of Lent: It recalls or prepares for baptism and emphasizes a spirit of penance. Through forty days of closer attention to God’s Word and of more fervent prayers, believers are prepared to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. The Church encourages penitential practices that are external and social, reflecting the circumstances of individuals and communities as we pray and do penance for sinners. Sponsored by St. Paul’s College Campus Ministry
The Arthur V. Mauro Institute for Peace & Justice at St. Paul’s College, the Peace and Conflict Studies Graduate Programs, and the PACS Students’ Association are pleased to host the visit of Dr. Kate E. Temoney from Montclair State University on the occasion of the 2020 MLT Aikins St. Paul’s College University Affiliation Lecture.
The Power of the Faithful: Genocide and Religion
This lecture will address the under-studied nexuses between genocide and religion. Although rarely the motivating factor in mass atrocities, religion has played a significant role in both fomenting and stymieing genocidal violence. Despite this, there has been little focused research on or practical steps toward engaging religion in genocide prevention. This is beginning to change, and through an examination of recent initiatives and reports, particularly the United Nations Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes, the lecture will explore the promises and challenges of enlisting religious actors in mass atrocity prevention.
A Public Lecture with Dr. Kate E. Temoney, Assistant Professor, Religion, Montclair State University
Dr. Kate E. Temoney is trained as a comparative religious ethicist and earned an M.Ed. from The College of William & Mary, USA and a Religion M.A. and Ph.D. from Florida State University, USA. She is the co-chair of the Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Unit of the American Academy of Religion, and a selection of her publications include: "The 1994 Rwandan Genocide: The Religion/Genocide Nexus, Sexual Violence, and the Future of Genocide Studies” in Genocide Studies and Prevention (2016); “Religion and Genocide Nexuses: Bosnia as Case Study,” Religions (2017); “Counter-terrorism and Religious Violence in Nigeria: A Human Rights Perspective on the Doctrine of Necessity” in Law and Religion in Africa, co-author Simeon O. Ilesanmi (2018); and “Anatomizing White Rage: ‘Race is My Religion!’ and ‘White Genocide'" in The Religion of White Rage: White Workers, Religious Fervor, and the Myth of Racial Progress (2020).
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