The question is not whether or not God exists, Nathan Schneider said, but what is your relationship with God?
After setting some “ground rules” for who got to lead the conversation, Krista Tippett and Michel Martin, both female journalists and radio hosts, talked shop at the 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Thursday in the Hall of Philosophy.
Nathan Schneider, author and editor of two online publications, Waging Nonviolence and Killing the Buddha, and Tippett, host of public radio’s “On Being,” will speak at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy. Week Seven’s Interfaith Lecture theme is “Conversations on the American Consciousness.”
Richard Rodriguez believes God is brown. Brown, he said, represents complexity — of religion, of ethnicity, of language.
Michel Martin, former host of NPR’s “Tell Me More,” will join fellow radio host Krista Tippett today to continue to address the topic on the Interfaith lecturers’ minds this week: the American consciousness.
In two senses, precipitation was the theme of Krista Tippett and Imani Perry’s 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Tuesday in the Hall of Philosophy.
According to Roberto Unger, “the world has been in a storm,” with a constant fire burning for about 200 years.
A changing, 21st-century American landscape warrants big questions and innovative ideas, and Krista Tippett will address these concepts with five guests this week.
What if the purpose of life is just to be alive?
For thousands of years, people have asked questions, built communities and killed others based on the meaning of human life and the idea that we are part of something greater than ourselves.
Physicist Lawrence Krauss believes we are, but that it’s not something divine. Krauss, who has won several awards for his research and writing, said he gets the same kind of fulfillment that many people get from religion or spirituality simply by being part of an amazing universe.
Krauss will join radio producer and host Krista Tippett for a conversation about modern physics and the major theological questions it raises at 2 p.m. Friday in the Hall of Philosophy.
Rami Nashashibi, one of Islamica Magazine’s “10 Young Muslim Visionaries Shaping Islam in America,” began making an impact straight out of college.
Social activists throughout the world are studying and adopting Nashashibi’s Inner-City Muslim Action Network, formed in 1995 in Chicago. The nonprofit organization has been featured in national and international media outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, PBS and BBC.
IMAN is one of the leading Muslim organizations in the United States. It works to provide alternatives to the difficult conditions of inner city life, with focuses on community service, social justice and understanding Islam. Consequently, IMAN has initiated community programs and projects with the hope of changing inner city conditions, particularly in Chicago’s south and southwest sides. The action network includes IMAN/ICIC Food Pantry, IMAN Health Clinic and IMAN’s Career Development Initiative.