Ways of Knowing: Reason, Faith, Tradition, and Experience in a Modern WorldWays of Knowing: Reason, Faith, Tradition, and Experience in a Modern Worldhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/221311Stokes Multicultural Center2012-12-04T19:00:002012-12-04T21:00:00
December 4,2012 7:00PM–9:00PM
Stokes Multicultural Center
Four professors explore the relationship between reason and faith in both their personal and professional lives. How do the religious life and the academic life support and challenge each other? Come join the conversation.
Multi Cultural Center: Stokes 105 7 - 9 pm.
Preceded by dinner at 6 pm at Quaker House (HCA #50, first floor).
Aurora Camacho de Schmidt came from old Catholic families on both sides of her Mexican ancestry. She attended a Catholic school and later a Jesuit university, where she specialized in Philosophy. Her religious education was as important for her teachers as any aspect of the curriculum, so students studied church history in high school. Ms. Camacho de Schmidt also explored enough theology that when Vatican Council came along, she was ready to absorb its liberating message deeply and enthusiastically and became convinced that if the Gospel made sense, it had to make sense as a means to transform the immense injustice of Mexican society. She has worked for the American Friends Service Committee, been active in social justice movements, and currently is a professor in the Modern Languages Department at Swarthmore College where she teaches courses that join literature and social issues in Latin America.
Oz Blaker was raised in a religious Jewish setting (Orthodox community, attended yeshiva), but abandoned the organized, institutional faith and practice when he left for college. In college, he developed an interest in philosophy, and subsequently pursued a PhD (which he is currently completing). At present, Oz is reflecting quite a bit on religion and culture in his personal life, as he and his my wife (a non-practicing catholic) begin to raise an 8 month old son.
Sarah Willie-LeBreton '86 is Associate Professor of Sociology at Swarthmore College, a member of the Board of Managers here at Haverford. She is the author of Acting Black: College, Identity and the Performance of Race(Routledge 2003). She is also a member of the Religious Society of Friends.
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