MOCRA Programs and Events

To Make Extraordinary:
The Role of Sacred Objects in Life and Worship

Sunday, September 7, 2003    2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Xavier Hall Theatre, Saint Louis University
reception to follow at the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
free and open to the public

MOCRA presents an interfaith panel discussion, held on the occasion of the opening of Avoda: Objects of the Spirit, an exhibition of ceremonial art by Tobi Kahn, that considers the wide range in form, use, and significance of sacred objects across the world's religious traditions.

Br. Stephen Erspamer, S.M.
liturgical design consultant, St. Louis
Tobi Kahn
artist, New York, NY
Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz
Associate Professor of Persian Language and Literature & Jewish and Near Eastern Studies
Washington University, St. Louis
Dr. John Renard
Professor of Theological Studies
Saint Louis University, St. Louis
Rabbi Susan Talve
Central Reform Congregation, St. Louis

More information

  • For more information about the Avoda: Objects of the Spirit exhibition, click here
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