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The Center for Religious Understanding at the University of Toledo
The University of Toledo’s Center for Religious Understanding promotes a deeper understanding
of religion on campus and in greater Toledo, the nation and the world.
FALL 2014 EVENTS
LECTURES · FORUMS · COMMUNITY SERVICE · TV SHOWS
THE CENTER’S FALL LECTURE SERIES
Always free and open to the public. In celebration of the greater Toledo’s becoming a Compassionate Community in April 2014, the Center’s lectures this year focus on the theme of compassion. See http://charterforcompassion.org/node/7375.
Wednesday, October 1, 7-8:30 pm, Center for Performing Arts Lab Theatre, Room 1039. The Limits of Compassion: Insights from Medieval Japanese Buddhism for Contemporary America. Annual Lecture in Eastern Thought, by Kevin Carr, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Art History, Affiliated with the Center for Japanese Studies and the Department of Asian Languages and Culture, University of Michigan. Free reception following the lecture.
Friday, October 17, 1-4:30 pm, Rocket Hall 1530. Religious Diversity Workshop led by Jeanine Diller, Ph.D., Director, University of Toledo Center for Religious Understanding. Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement as part of the Culture Building Institute Diversity Certificate Program. Free and open to the public. For more information, see http://www.utoledo.edu/diversity/training/index.html or contact Jeffery Witt at Jeffery.Witt@utoledo.edu, 419.530.8573.
Wednesday, November 12, 7-8:30 pm, Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall, Room 1025. The Power of Compassion in a Cold World. The Murray/Bacik Lecture in Catholic Studies, by Peter Feldmeier, Ph.D., the Murray/Bacik Chair of Catholic Studies, University of Toledo. Free reception following the lecture.
Visitors parking in the closest University lot during these lectures will not be ticketed. For information on campus buildings and parking locations, visit utoledo.edu/campus/maps/maincampus.
MORE CENTER PROJECTS THIS FALL: SERVE, DISCUSS, LEARN
UT SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM: A MULTIFAITH EXPERIENCE
Let loose your inner child and come join a multifaith team providing an hour of after-school education and college awareness for 4th-8th graders from Chase Academy, a Toledo Public School in the Old North End. These sessions are now happening on campus! All students and community members are invited to come mentor a child or two – just once or many times. First four Thursdays in October 2014 (Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23) and in February 2015 (Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26) from 4 to 5:20 pm. Sponsored by the UT Center for Religious Understanding, the UT Office of Service Learning, the UT Department of Social Work and the Interfaith Center. Contact Sabina Serratos at Sabina.Serratos@utoledo.edu or 419.530.2992 to register as a volunteer or for more information.
THE CENTER’S INTERFAITH FORUMS
Interfaith Forums bring together small groups of students from different religious backgrounds regularly throughout the school year to get to know each other and engage in challenging conversations about religious life. There is nothing like real relationships to build real understanding. Various times. Contact Lily.Hagigat@rockets.utoledo.edu to sign up or for more information.
FAITH MATTERS TV SHOWS AT WGTE.ORG/FAITHMATTERS
Tune in anytime to our growing series of half-hour interviews with nationally renowned religious scholars and leaders about pressing contemporary issues in religion. Made possible by WGTE Public Media, with the Ohio Humanities Council and the Confucius Institute at the University of Toledo.
EVEN MORE FALL EVENTS ON CAMPUS & IN THE COMMUNITY
Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest. In the Greater Toledo area from September 11 to 21, sponsored by the Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio. Challenge and inspire your neighbors to make our community a safer, kinder, more just and better place to live by participating in the Compassion Games! See http://compassiongames.org/compassion-games-2/greater-toledo-nw-ohio.
Guided Tour of the Arab American Museum in Dearborn, MI. Friday, Nov. 14, 11:00am - 5:00 pm. Free lunch at the museum and free bus from UT to the museum and back departing from the Eberly Center for Women at 11:00 am. This beautiful museum is the first and only museum in the United States devoted to Arab American history and culture. Accommodations will be made for afternoon communal prayers with a visit to the Islamic Center Mosque. Space is limited. Reservations are required. To reserve your seat on the bus, please stop by the Eberly Center, 0168 Tucker Hall or call 419.530.8570. Sponsored by the Eberly Center for Women as a part of UT’s International Education Week.
The Center for Religious Understanding is generously supported by the University’s College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences which is our home, as well as the Toledo Community Foundation and local religious communities and individuals. Donations welcome. Find us at