Spring 2014 Events
Interfaith Alliance Events:
1. Wednesday, January 22nd at 6 pm in BSC 253A: FIRST GENERAL BODY MEETING! We will be sharing all the IFA dialogues, major events, service opportunities, and more for the spring semester! Also, we will have our second annual SPEED FAITHING EVENT which will include INTERFAITH JEOPARDY! There will be FOOD and PRIZES (poster attached)
2. Thursday, January 30th at 7 pm in BSC 251A: Science and Religion Dialogue! Interfaith Alliance will be hosting their first dialogue: Science and Religion! The dialogue will explore deep questions regarding the coexistence between religion and science. Certain topics may include the balance of ethics science, the possibility of life on other planets (Big Bang theory, etc.), the morality of animal testing, and more! We will have four guest speakers and dialogue sessions after everyone has spoken (poster attached)!
3. Sunday, February 2nd at 1 pm at Science Center: Movie screen filming Jerusalem: Please sign up if you are interested in attending! Participants will be able to take part in an interfaith dialogue session after the movie! The cost of attendance is $8 per ticket, but depending on the number of attendance, a portion of the cost may be covered.
Here is the sign up form.
Tuesday, February 4 at SLU Center for Global Citizenship Auditorium at 6 pm as three survivors of large scale Syrian massacres share their stories. Each of these survivors will give not only a recount of what they witnessed during the massacres, but also share a message of endurance, hope, dedication, and inspiration.
Two of the survivors will recount the chemical weapons attack that occurred on August 21, 2013; the same chemical weapons attack that inspired the international community to put their foot down and work to stop Assad's brutal crackdown on the Syrian people.
The third account will be by a man who heard the gunshots that killed over 32 people within a few hours, the youngest victim being only one month old.Our 3 guests will be joined by a representative of the local civil council in Daraya. He will also share his first-hand account of the Syrian democratic uprising and will offer his account to the atrocities witnessed in Daraya since the start of the revolution in March 2011.
This event is open to the public and will not only give insight into what Syrians are enduring every day, but also provide a message of hope, determination, and inspiration to educate the world and inspire them to stand with Syrians in their cause for freedom, dignity, and justice for all. This is a FREE event; however, a $10 Donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of the tour.
Here is a link to the flyer.
KARL MARX REVISITED: JONATHAN SPERBER PRESENTS HIS NEW BIOGRAPHY: "A Nineteenth Century Life of Karl Marx"
WHEN: FEBRUARY 13, 2014, 2:30 - 4:00 pm
WHERE: ADORJAN HALL, ROOM 142
SPONSORED BY THE DEPTS. OF HISTORY, ENGLISH, PHILOSOPHY,
POLITICAL SCIENCE, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND AMERICAN
CONTACT/RSVP: Mark Edward Ruff, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Feb. 14 at 2 pm: Dr. Alexander Thurston, International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations will present "Religious Activism, Islamic Law, and Party Politics in Northern Nigeria, 1999-Present." This event is sponsored by Political Science.
The fourth annual SLU Global and Local Social Justice Student Conference is Friday, February 28, 2014. Come hear SLU undergraduate and graduate students present their academic work pertaining to global and local social justice issues!
Dates on submission form (for 2012) are incorrect -- cannot change!
Abstracts are NOW due on February 10, 2014: http://www.slu.edu/x43978.xml
Submission may work best from a slu email address.
This conference will include both poster and paper presentations reporting on both research and internship projects.
*This event will be free and open to viewing by the public.
An abstract with more information can be found here.
The ASN* is proud to have Fr. George Coyne, S.J., former director of the Vatican Observatory, at Saint Louis University on March 20th at 7:00 pm in the Center for Global Citizenship. As I am sure you are aware, Fr. Coyne is a prolific author and lecturer in the fields of astronomy, evolution and the relationship of science and theology. It is my firm belief that he will be a most valuable asset to the university community, as the role of Jesuit scientist is lacking at Saint Louis University.
Here is a link to an excerpt of one of Father Coyne's lectures.
*The ASN Lecture Series is intended bring global leaders to Saint Louis University's campus, all of whom fuel their primary field of study or occupation with the sentiment of Jesuit Mission. In short, the lecture series is meant to bridge the gap between Jesuit and University Mission.