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Gereon Kopf

Diversity at Luther?!

Hear from religion professor Gereon Kopf as he discusses the learning opportunties that will take place at the upcoming interfaith forum, scheduled for April 4-6, 2019 at Luther College.

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'Transforming Self, Transforming World: Buddhism and Social Justice'

Discussing the connection between personal and social transformation, David Loy, professor, writer and teacher of Japanese Sanbo Zen Buddhism, will present his lecture "Transforming Self, Transforming World: Buddhism and Social Justice" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 in Valders Hall of Science, Room 206 on the Luther campus.

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Hank Pellissier

'Nigeria: Religion and Humanism'

Hank Pellissier, founder and director of the Brighter Brains Institute in San Francisco, California, will present "Nigeria: Religion and Humanism," 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in Valders Hall of Science Room 262 on the Luther College campus.

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Jane Clare

Luther senior Clare exploring Buddhism in the Christian Midwest

Luther College senior Jane Clare took a look outside the "Luther Bubble" this summer in her research surrounding Buddhism in the Christian Midwest. According to Clare, it is important to be aware of and engaging in religions outside one's own in order to navigate the world around us. "I think it is always important to look outside of our own experiences and learn about others so that we can live in and embrace a larger community," she said.

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Todd Green

'Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism'

Asking Muslims to condemn terrorist acts can lead to racist scapegoating, an act which prevents majority populations in the West from coming to terms with their own violent past and their ongoing complicity in a violent world order, according to Todd Green, Luther College associate professor of religion.

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Deanna Thompson

'Caring for Each Other Better: Technology and Faith'

In her newest book, "The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World" Deanna Thompson, professor of religion at Hamline University, focuses on the potential of the digital revolution to help us better care for one another during the worst times of our lives. Thompson will discuss her new book and these ideas during a guest lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Valders Hall of Science Room 262, on the Luther College campus.

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