On October 16, renowned sociologist Jose Casanova of the Berkley Center's Program on Globalization, Religion and the Secular at Georgetown University spoke about
his research on current global trends of diversity and secularization to a crowd of faculty,
graduate students, and members of the public.
September 29, Robert Erlewine presented his analysis of the work of
German-Jewish thinker Franz Rosenzweig, author of The Star of Redemption (1921). Through his examination of
Rosenzweig’s attitudes toward Christianity and Islam, Erlewine explored the
representation of the Abrahamic religions in modern Jewish thought.
The Boniuk Institute will co-sponsor a course in the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Boniuk Institute Directors will co-teach the course
Diversity and Understanding in Today’s World.
The Boniuk Institute announces a new course for Fall 2014 that will explore religious tolerance within various religious traditions. IntraReligious Tolerance and Beyond (RELI214) will explore different historical religions and the models of inclusivity and pluralism that these religions have promoted. The course will explore the dialogue of religious tolerance and the need to move to religious pluralism in a global community.
On March 28th, the Boniuk Institute hosted Professor John Mukum Mbaku from Weber State University to host a lecture on religious conflicts within Africa. His lecture focused on the institutional mechanisms necessary to bring about peaceful coexistence between different religious groups in the African continent.
Intersections, an art piece by
Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha inspired by designs on the tiles
at Alhambra, became the newest art installation to be featured in the
Rice Art Gallery in Sewall Hall on September 24.
Richard Henry and Adam
Williamson explored the age-old relationship between religion and math in their
lecture and workshop series, “Sacred Geometry,” held on September 13-15 at Rice
University. The series drew some 175 attendees over the series of lectures and
workshops, including high school teachers from all over, Houston area artists
and community leaders, as well as Rice students and staff.
To further its outreach efforts, the Boniuk Institute co-sponsored and sent Rice students to the 2015 Islamic Art Revival Series Experience, an interactive cultural experience on September 12, 2015 at the Eisemann Center of Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas.
In August, seven undergraduate students and Boniuk Institute Associate Director Dr. Zahra N. Jamal attended the Interfaith Leadership Institute (ILI) convened by the Interfaith Youth Core.
On July 25, 2015, Boniuk Institute Associate Director for Community Engagement Dr. Zahra N. Jamal delivered a workshop at the ‘Inspire, Connect, Empower (ICE)’ Conference in Dallas, Texas.
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October 13 - November 10
Texas Medical Center
September 24 - December 6
Rice University Art Gallery
September 26 - October 31
St Philip Presbyterian Church
Bellaire High School
St Philip Presbyterian Church
Rice University, James A. Baker Hall
Congregation Emanu El
The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance
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