Miroslav Volf Coming to Campus

SPU and The Well Present:

“Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and the Common Good”

Miroslav Volf, founder and director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture, and Henry B. Wright professor of theology at Yale University Divinity School, comes to campus October 26 for a public lecture in which he will discuss the role religion plays in reconciling people from different backgrounds.

Dr. Volf will address these questions:

  • What is forgiveness, and how do forgiveness and reconciliation inform the world we share with seven billion others, many of whom do not share our culture or religion?
  • How do we learn to embrace rather than reject difference?
  • What roles do religion play in how we negotiate life together?

Dr. Volf has written 15 books on the nature of God, interfaith understanding, religion and violence, identity, forgiveness, and religion in the public commons. Among them are Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (Abingdon, 1996), which received the Grawemeyer Award, and, most recently, Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote With Integrity (Brazos, 2016).

Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Upper Gwinn Commons, SPU campus

Current SPU students, faculty, and staff with SPU ID can attend for free. All others will need to purchase tickets online or at the door for $15. This event is co-sponsored by The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church.

Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016