Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocation offers a four-part lecture series, or seminar series, to Butler for a culmination of religious leaders, scholars, and other experts into one place for a major look into the blending of religion into pertinent issues of today. This series focuses on religion, conflicts, and making peace to bridge the gaps which are created between the gaps of indifference. Wrap your head around some of the most pressing issues of our time through the eye and word of religion. Get together with these experts of religion in the evenings at the Krannert Room of Clowes Memorial Hall on campus. Join speaker William Cavanaugh, senior research professor at the Center for World Catholicism as he elaborates on the topics of religion and the primary issues of society today. William also wrote the book “The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict” which focuses on debunking the idea that religion has the tendency to promote violence. William has a Ph.D in Religion from Duke University an M.A. in Theology and Religious Studies from Cambridge University and B.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame.
Butler Seminar on Religion: Religious Violence also features respondents Margaretha Geertsema and Lawrence Gerstein. Margaretha, an assistant professor of journalism at Butler, studies globalization, sociology, and gender. Lawrence is a professor of psychology at Ball State University and is the director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. There is an amazing amount of knowledge at the Butler Seminar on Religion. The series has four parts total which include Religious Violence, Faith-Based Development Work and Peacemaking, Religion as Promoter of Peace, Perpetuator of Violence, and The Future of Islam. These series will fill you full of amazing knowledge that will leave you well rounded and ready to pursue goals in a focus to religious studies and should be experienced if intending to move forward in a career in religion or religious studies. Even if you are interested in religion for personal gain, this would be optimal for your success in well rounded knowledge in religion. This series could put a lot of here say information out of your conversations of religion and move you closer toward a complete understanding of how important is and what effects it has on the populous if not properly communicated. Get your hard to find tickets to the Butler Seminar on Religion: Religious Violence today and save.