Oct 30: Facing the Stranger — Engaging Other Religious Traditions
On Tuesday, Oct. 30, an all-campus convocation will discuss the problems inherent in facing the stranger’s religious tradition.
The convocation will be held at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Reconciliation, which is located on the Augustana campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Featured at the convocation will be three faculty members who wrote short essays on the topic: Facing the Stranger: Engaging Other Religious Traditions:
- Something about Mary: Whose Lady is Our Lady? by Peg Preston, Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department
- Living Together in a Haunted House, by Stephen Minister, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
- Being then Doing, by Mary Isaacson, RN, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Nursing
The Larson endowment for Ecumenical Studies was established by Monsignor James Doyle in honor of Pat and Dale Larson of Brookings. The purpose of the endowment is to establish an ongoing inter-religious discussion and engagement on campus. The committee in charge of working out the details is composed of Murray Haar, chair, Richard Swanson, Ann Pederson, and Campus Pastor Paul Rohde.
Dr. Murray Haar
Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies