Politics and Religion: On a Collision Course?
Santa Clara University is proud to present the third annual President's Speaker Series. All events will be held in the Louis B. Mayer Theatre. Tickets are $25 for individual events or $75 for the complete series; discounts available for students, staff, faculty, and Osher Institute members. VIP packages are also offered for this series.
October 9, 2008 7:30 p.m.
Ordained Baptist minister, cultural commentator, and author of the new book, April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America, Michael Eric Dyson will discuss such questions as, how can the African American church remain vital in the 21st century? What can bridge the religious racial divide in America? And finally, what messages would Martin Luther King Jr. have for our world today?
January 15, 2009
Santa Clara graduate Lisa Sowle Cahill '70 will speak on Catholic notions of feminism, politics, peacemaking and ethics in the 21st century. Cahill serves as the J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor of Theology at Boston College, has authored several important books on modern Catholic teachings, and was recently appointed a political advisor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
March 11, 2009
Washington Post columnist and political commentator E.J. Dionne Jr. will probe prevalent yet controversial issues involving the modern-day intersection of religion and politics while arguing that American religion is undergoing a renaissance emerging as a liberal force pushing social justice, education, health care, peacemaking, and concern for the poor and elderly.
May 6, 2009 7:30 p.m.
Avraham Burg has been a leading figure in Israeli politics for the last 20 years; he is a former Speaker of the Knesset, leader of the World Zionist Organization, and author of the book The Holocaust is Over; We Must Rise from its Ashes. He will look at the issues of peace in the Middle East, the state of Israel and its people, and whether religion prevents political systems from working effectively to promote progress.