THE CENTER FOR RELIGIOUS UNDERSTANDING
SPRING 2015 EVENTS
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.
Always free and open to the public.
“Karen Armstrong and Pope Francis on Compassion: Theological Perspectives and Practical Strategies”
Tues., February 10, 7 pm, Ingman Room, Student Union
Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue led by Fr. James Bacik with reflections by Dr. S.
Amjad Hussain and Rabbi Evan Rubin. Free dessert. Student reception at 6 pm in SU
3016 (see “Forums”).
Wed., April 8, 3 to 5 pm. Memorial Field House field
Celebrate the Indian holiday of Holi while learning about other religions and cultures on campus. Colors, music & prizes.
Screening of “Arranged”
Thurs., April 16, 5:30 to 7:30 pm., Student Recreation Center, Oak Room
See an independent film about a friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman both going through the process of arranged marriages. Talk-back after with community & student leaders. Free snacks. Co-hosted by the Eberly Center for Women and the Center for Religious Understanding.
Religious Diversity Workshop
Fri., April 24, 1-4:30 pm. Tucker Hall 152.
Led by Dr. Jeanine Diller, Director, UT Center for Religious Understanding. Snacks. Sponsored by the UT Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement. For more contact Jeffery.Witt@utoledo.edu, 419.530.8573.
Faith Matters TV shows
Ongoing at wgte.org/faithmatters
Tune in anytime to our series of half-hour interviews with 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.
Tuesday, March 20, Visitors parking in the closest University lot during these events will not be ticketed. For parking map and more, visit utoledo.edu/campus/maps/maincampus.
AFTER-SCHOOL SERVICE LEARNING:
A MULTIFAITH EXPERIENCE
Join a multifaith team providing college awareness for 4th-8th graders from Chase Academy, a Toledo Public School.
Four Thursdays in February from 4 to 5:20 pm., half hour longer on the last day.
- Feb. 5 & 12: TBA
- Feb. 19: Logos, Commercials, Money & More. UT College of Business. 2nd floor, Stranahan Building.
- Feb. 26: Recreate, Reflect & Dinner Party. UT Recreation Center, Oak Room.
Get to know students from different religious backgrounds and engage in challenging conversations about religion and more. All perspectives invited! Free food.
Compassion in Action
- Tues, Feb. 10, 6 to 7 pm, Student Union 3016
Mingle over delicious appetizers before this year's Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue and help spread compassion with our all-anonymous UT compassion box.
Fiction & Fact
- Mon., March 16, 4 to 5 pm, Center for Religious Understanding, University Hall 4700
What is a stereotype about your religious or spiritual identity, and what do you want people to know about it? Cosponsored with the UT Muslim Student Association.
Holy Days & Holidays
- Tues., April 7, 4 to 5 pm, Center for Religious Understanding, University Hall 4700
On Holi Toledo eve, discuss holiday traditions and how some religious holidays (like Christmas or Holi) are becoming cultural ones.
- Wed., April 8, 3 to 5 pm. Memorial Field House field
Dialogue with students from other religions and cultures on campus while celebrating the Indian holiday Holi. Colors, music & prizes.
Contact Lily.Hagigat@rockets.utoledo.edu for more information.
The Center for Religious Understanding is generously supported by the University’s College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences (our home), the Toledo Community Foundation and local religious communities and individuals. Donations welcome.
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