Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
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A resource for education, respectful dialogue, and mutual understanding for people of all faith traditions - or none
WHY HOBBY LOBBY MATTERS: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, CONTRACEPTION, CORPORATIONS, AND THE CONSTITUTION
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Jane P. Batten Student Center, Pearce Hospitality Suite
Join VWC faculty, staff and students for a debate on this hot topic one week before the scheduled opening of Hampton Roads’ first Hobby Lobby store and on the heels of the recent Supreme Court decision.
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00 – 9:30 PM
Virginia Wesleyan Campus
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Jane P. Batten Student Center
Dr. Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies, George Washington University.
Presented by the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads in cooperation with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, join Dr. Sara Sewell, Batten Associate Professor of History, and Dr. Craig Wansink, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock, Jr. Director, Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, and Professor and Coordinator, Department of Religious Studies, in a discussion of a recent publication by Philip Jenkins, "The Great and Holy War: How World War One Became a Religious Crusade." Sponsored by the VWC History Department in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom.
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Tim Bostic, one of the plaintiffs in the case against the state of Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, will share how he came to be a part of the lawsuit and what it has meant to him. The event will also include a Q&A session. This presentation is co-sponsored by the VWC History Department, the Women's Center, the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the Office of Student Activities.
Friday, October 31, 2014, noon – 2:00 PM
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, Clarke Hall
On this 497 year anniversary of Reformation Day, the CSRF invites the campus and community to visit the office to welcome new staff, enjoy goulash stew, and have lively conversation about Martin Luther’s 95 Theses - or whatever else is on your mind. This is the first of monthly CSRF Soup on Friday celebrations. Soup days are opportunities for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community to come together for warm food and fellowship.
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 PM