2007-2008 Programs

From Jamestown to Jefferson: The Evolution of Authority in Colonial Virginia

A six-part symposium, September 6 - November 8, 2007.

Virginia was the first American colony to have an established church, and became the first state to adopt a statute on religious freedom.  This symposium will explore a range of themes related to Virginia’s historic journey, including such questions as:  How did this journey transform the relationship between church and state?  What was the Church’s social and moral influence during this period?  How were “heretics” and dissenting religious groups treated?  What role did religion play in the daily lives of the colonists?  What lessons from Virginia’s experience are relevant today?  This Symposium will explore these issues from a range of perspectives.

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One Love Festival

Saturday, September 8, 2007, 7-11 p.m.,
Boyd Dining Center, Virginia Wesleyan College

Demonstrating unity in diversity, opening a way toward understanding, cultivating new friendships, and fostering an experience of our shared humanity.

Co-sponsors include the Hampton Roads Network for Nonviolence, SGI-USA Buddhist Community, and Virginia Beach Friends Meeting.

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Nexus Interfaith Dialogue Series: Finding Passion in Faith

Mondays, September 10, 2007, October 29, 2007, February 11, 2008, and March 31, 2008
7:30 - 9:00 p.m., Boyd Dining Center

Religious faith is not simply about belief and doctrine, or even morality and ethics.  Beneath these elements lies something deeper, something that can generate passion and commitment.  The 2007-2008 Nexus Interfaith Dialogue Series will explore how this deeper faith element touches and motivates us in the spiritual, emotional, aesthetic, and social dimensions of our shared religious lives.

The series is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, The Virginian-Pilot, and Cox Communications.

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