"Are the world's biggest problems caused by too much focus on God ...or not enough?," a Beloit Student Panel Discussion
Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall
Sponsored by: Spiritual Life Program
Contact: Bill Conover, Spiritual Life Program
Many of us have a gut level response to this question, but a reasoned and careful exploration of the subject makes the matter more complicated. Can we talk about certain theological beliefs, images of God, and forms of religious organization that cause social damage, and others that broadly contribute to human well-being? And what about secularism, can we outline the potential social benefits and dangers of a society banishing religion from the public domain?
Representing a wide variety of perspectives on religion and secularity, our four panelists, Beloit College students, Zaid al-Hadeethi, Kate Finman, Joseph Gruber and Evan Staff will engage one another and the audience in a lively discussion moderated by Bill Conover
This event is free and open to Beloit College students and faculty.