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April 2021

The Future of Political Theology

April 9 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Zoom

The discussion of the role of religion, and specifically of Christianity, in public life is central to both modern political and theological thought. Luke Bretherton and Charles Mathewes accordingly discuss their views of the contemporary dilemmas and tasks that the Christian tradition of political theology face, both in historically democratic countries and on the global stage. Luke Bretherton is the Robert E. Cushman Professor of Moral and Political Theology at the Duke Divinity School and author of Christ and the…

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Virtues & Vocations Presents James Arthur: How does the Jubilee Centre contextualize character virtues?

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
James Arthur webinar

During spring 2021, Virtues & Vocations is offering a series of conversations at noon on Tuesdays. Reimagining Education: Character, Commitment and Community will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On April 13, we are thrilled to welcome James Arthur, Professor and Founding Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. James Arthur and Kenan Institute for Ethics Director Suzanne Shanahan will consider the question "How does the Jubilee Centre contextualize Character Virtues?"…

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Works in Rough Going Opening Talk & Panel

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Zoom
works in rough going exhibit

Join us on April 13th at 5pm for an artist talk and panel discussion on documenting community and social support during the pandemic for some of the people made most vulnerable by social isolation. This conversation, introduced and moderated by 2020-2021 Kenan Graduate Fellow in Experimental and Documentary Arts Moriah Lefebvre, brings together experts in clinical care, poetic expression, and visual art for a conversation about how we capture the ephemeral and often-fragile connections that may be the difference between…

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Facing the Anthropocene Webinar: Norman Wirzba

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE NC
Headshot of Norman Wirzba against blue, green, and white background

In the Facing the Anthropocene series, Norman Wirzba interviews leading scholars in political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law, in order to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Norman Wirzba is the Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Theology at Duke University. His teaching, research, and writing happens at the intersections of theology and philosophy, and agrarian and environmental studies. He is the author of several books, including Food and Faith: A Theology of…

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Virtues & Vocations Presents Erin Cech: Does telling students to pursue their passion foster inequality?

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Erin Cech Webinar

During spring 2021, Virtues & Vocations is offering a series of conversations at noon on Tuesdays. Reimagining Education: Character, Commitment and Community will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On April 20, we are thrilled to welcome Erin Cech. Erin Cech and Kenan Institute for Ethics Director Suzanne Shanahan will consider the question, "Does telling students to pursue their passion foster inequality?" There will be time for audience Q&A. To see the full…

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Virtues & Vocations Presents Johann Neem: What’s the Point of College?

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Johann Neem: What's the Point of College?

During spring 2021, Virtues & Vocations is offering a series of conversations at noon on Tuesdays. Reimagining Education: Character, Commitment and Community will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On April 27, we are thrilled to welcome author and history professor Johann Neem. Johann Neem and Kenan Institute for Ethics Director Suzanne Shanahan will consider the question "What's the Point of College?" There will be time for audience Q&A. To see the full…

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