Being Religious Interreligiously Lecture Series

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Being Religious Interreligiously is a lecture series that brings to campus each year a noted scholar in theology or religious studies as an expression of the Society of Jesus’ judgment that to be religious today is to be interreligious. The lecture series seeks accountability to religious neighbors in a pluralistic and globalized world, works for justice by joining hearts and hands with faith neighbors, and contributes to the university and Spokane community’s conversation with current matters of interreligious concern. The lecture series targets a student audience as well as members of the wider university and Spokane communities and admission is always free and open to the public. Questions, comments, and suggestions can be directed to or (509) 313-6784.

Upcoming Events

Please check back for future events in 2018.

Previous Events

March 1, 2018
Peter Cho Phan, Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J. Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University
"Would there be Christianity without Migration? Church as a Community of Migrants"

January 30, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Brown
"Why Shouldn't I think there's a Problem with Islam"

February 4, 2016
Dr. Amy Jill-Levine
"Of Pearls and Prodigals: Hearing Jesus' Parables through Jewish Ears"

January 2016
Dr. John Kelsay
"The Debate over the Islamic State Group"

October 2014
Dr. John Borelli
"1964: Fifty Years Ago at Vatican II and the Catholic Commitment to Interreligious Dialogue"

April 2014
Dr. Martin Kavka
"Articulating a Positive Relationship Between Christians and Jews"

October 2012
Dr. Joseph Prabhu
"The Encounter of Religions"

March 2010
The Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye
"Economics and Human Rights"

October 2009
Dr. Amir Hussain
"Building Faith Neighbors"

October 2008
The Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye
"Buddhist Wisdom"

April 2008
Thubten Chodron
"Buddhist Wisdom"

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