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Religious & Spiritual Life

Chaplain's Book Club

The location for the discussion, unless otherwise noted is the Commerce Room in the Driscoll Center, North.  You are welcome to bring your lunch!

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community

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Tuesday, January 17 at noon

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal mes-sage of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, as-serting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

Eboo Patel's Interfaith Leadership: A Primer

Tuesday, February 21 at noon

interfaithIn this book, renowned interfaith leader Eboo Patel offers a clear, detailed, and practical guide to interfaith leadership, illustrated with compelling examples. Patel explains what interfaith leadership is and explores the core competencies and skills of interfaith leadership, before turning to the issues interfaith leaders face and how they can prepare to solve them. Interfaith leaders seek points of connection and commonality—in their neighborhoods, schools, college campuses, companies, organizations, hospitals, and other spaces where people of different faiths interact with one another.

Pilgrimage: A cross-cultural conversation!

 pilgrimageA departure from a "book group", this session will be devoted to several articles about the cross-cultural, cross-religious, phenomenon of "pilgrimage." Articles to read will be posted/linked on-line at du.edu/religiouslife, and will include perspectives from: Christianity, Islam, Japanese traditions, etc. Suggested, too, might be viewing the movie "The Way" (starring Martin Sheen). We will be joined by of the DU community who have made pilgrimages, and who will share their motivations and experiences.

Past Book Discussions (MP3)

By clicking on a title, you can listen to the discussion on-line.  To download it to enjoy later, right-click!