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Negotiating Difference Without Sacrificing Identity: Religion, Pluralism, and GlobalizationMiroslav Volf April 20, 2017, 3:45 p.m., St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280
The symposium will begin with a lecture by Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and founder and director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture.
Evangelicalism and Politics in the Trump Era: Definitions and DebatesAmy E. Black April 20, 2017, 7:00 p.m., St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280
The second event of the symposium will be a lecture by Amy E. Black, professor of political science at Wheaton College and the author of Honoring God in Red or Blue: Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason.
Religious Diversity, Political Conflict, and the Spirituality of Liberation: The Voice of a Palestinian ChristianMitri Raheb April 21, 2017, 3:15 p.m., St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280
Day two of the symposium will open with a lecture by Mitri Raheb, president of Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethlehem and president of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land.
Trying to Live as a Christian in a Polarized Society: Friendship, Church, and Political LifeRobert Benne April 21, 2017, 4:30 p.m., St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280
The symposium will conclude with a lecture by Robert Benne, the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion Emeritus and Research Associate at Roanoke College.
Debating Religious Freedom TodayRobert P. George, Cécile Laborde, and David Little April 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m., St. Olaf College, Tomson Hall 280
This panel discussion will feature renowned normative political theorists Robert P. George, Cécile Laborde, and David Little. They will address issues revolving around the meaning, justification, and practice of religious freedom.
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