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Religion and Spirituality Week

Religion and Spirituality on Campus Week is an important time for the Haverford community to come together to celebrate the vibrant faith communities we have on campus, as well as to engage in critical dialogue about the nature of religion to us as individuals, within our community and in the world.


Tuesday, Feb. 7

Ancestors: Death and the Afterlife in East Asia, 1:00pm and 2:30pm in Special Collections. Join Professor Hank Glassman as he talks about ancestors, graves and memorials as they relate to East Asian spirituality and Buddhism.

Our Evolution Towards Global Spirituality: Quest for Global Sacred Space 4:30 - 6pm in Gest 101. Professor Ashok Gangadean will speak about globalizing sacred spiritual space and the role of Quaker meeting for worship in this continuing "holy experiment."  In doing so, he will explore a deep evolutionary trend in and amongst our great spiritual traditions and bring to the fore an emergent consensus and convergence of our diverse sacred traditions toward Global Spirituality and a profound common ground in shared Global Sacred Space.  Refreshments will be served at 4:15pm.

Guest Speaker Santiago Gallino 8:30pm in Campus Center Room 207 (Alumni Room). Santiago Gallino is a PhD student at the Wharton School, originally from Argentina, who will be speaking to various topics around spirituality every other week throughout the spring semester on Tuesdays at 8:30pm.  This event sponsored by the Newman Catholic Ministries.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Tu B'shevat seder 1pm - 2pm in the Bryn Mawr Room of the DC. Join Haverford's Hillel Adviser, Michael Ramberg, for a celebration of the Jewish holiday Tu B'shevat using a combination of ritual eating and readings focusing our attention on trees and our relationship to the natural world.  Bring your lunch from the DC or contact ehiggs@hc for a meal ticket.

Religion and Money:  Sabbath Economics 7pm - 9pm in the Multicultural Center. Will O'Brien from the Alternative Seminary will speak about the application of the Biblical Sabbath to modern socio-economics. Sabbath Economics focuses on a voluntary redistribution of wealth, and utilizes a foundation of abundance, as opposed to scarcity.  Will spent several years on the editorial staff of The Other Side magazine, and has written and taught extensively on issues of scripture, discipleship, social justice, peace, and culture. He has also spent years working with Project H.O.M.E., a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that develops solutions to homelessness and poverty in Philadelphia.

Thursday, Feb. 9

The Religious Dimensions of Paul Strand's Photography 10:45- 11:30am in Special Collections. History Professor Jim Krippner will speak about the religious dimensions of Paul Strand, a decidedly anti-religious photographer, using Strand's Photographs of Mexico.

"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" Film Screening and Discussion 7pm - 9pm in the Multicultural Center. Brother Outsider is the definitive film biography of one of the most controversial figures of the Civil Rights Movement, Bayard Rustin.  This screening is co-sponsored by the Black Students League (BSL) and Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Haverford Christian Fellowship Weekly Meeting 7:30 - 9pm in Stokes 014. Join HCF for a time of worship, prayer and Bible study (currently studying the Book of John).  All are welcome!

Friday, Feb. 10

Interfaith Gathering and Sacred Text Study 4:30pm - 6pm in the Hurford Humanities Center. Join us for a time of discussion and sharing from diverse faith and non-faith backgrounds.  All are welcome to attend, and anyone may bring a text, prayer or song from your tradition to share.

Shabbat Services and Dinner 6:30pm in the Hillel Lounge (basement of Jones)

Saturday, Feb. 11

Alternatives to Violence Project workshop Saturday 10am - 8pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm in the Multicultural Center. This AVP workshop is open to students, staff and faculty, and will use experiential activities to explore inter-personal and community conflict transformation strategies. Contact ehiggs@hc for more information -- registrations due by 2/9

Sunday, Feb. 12

Catholic Mass 12:00pm at Aelwyd Room on Cambrian Row (BMC)

Quaker Meeting for Worship 12:00pm at HCA Apt 50 (Quaker House, HC)

The path that leads to the Gardner Integrated Athletic Center and Whitehead Campus Center. The GIAC opened in 2006.

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