Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014
50 ° Fair
The Evolving Meaning of Equal Rights: A Review of Recent Supreme Court Cases
Dr. Timothy O’Rourke, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the College, and Dr. Paul Rasor, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock Jr. Director of the Center
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Pearce Hospitality Suite
An afternoon and evening of music and the spoken word, demonstrating unity in diversity, fostering a closer interfaith community, and celebrating United Nations Peace Day. See event web site for more details: onelovefestivalva.com.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Drum Circle, The Grille
2:30 – 5:00 p.m., UN Peace Day Celebration, Boyd Dining Center
3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Pax Christi, Monumental Chapel
7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Boyd Dining Center
The Fall 2013 Justine L. Nusbaum Lecture
Dr. Howard W. Jones Jr., Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School
Thursday, September 26, 2013
12:00 – 12:50 p.m., Pearce Hospitality Suite
The Fall 2013 Cookson Religious Freedom Lecture
Dr. Brian J. Grim, Senior Researcher and Director of Cross-National Data at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Monumental Chapel
The increasing diversity of committed relationships among adults, both with and without children, have challenged our traditional understandings of terms like “marriage,” “family,” “parenthood,” and even “personhood.” Examples include:
These developments raise important and difficult questions for religion:
The 2013-2014 Nexus Interfaith Dialogue Series examines these and related questions from a range of diverse and often conflicting faith perspectives.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Panelists: K.Lynne Loving (Baha’i), Nathan Oman (Mormon), Dr. Dilip Sarkar (Hindu)
Monday, November 4, 2013
Panelists: Rev. Pamela Bro, Living Waters Sanctuary, Virginia Beach; Fr. James Parke, retired pastor, Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach; Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz, Congregation Beth El, Norfolk.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Reproductive technologies and personhood
Panelists: Rabbi Michael Panitz (Jewish), Bill Aiken (SGI Buddhist), Rev. Fred McCall (Protestant)
Monday, March 10, 2014
Polygamy, domestic partnerships, and other non-traditional relationships
Panelists: Dr. Rajeshwari Kalojai (Hindu), Hap Cluff (Mormon), Imam Vernon Fareed (Muslim)
Termination or refusal of medical treatment
Assisted reproductive technologies
Cloning and stem cell research
The role of religious belief in medical decisions
What if children are involved?
These and other related topics raise important and difficult questions for religion, ethics and public policy. They are among the issues that will be addressed by the Center’s Spring 2014 Symposium.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Ethics Matters in Health Care
Lawrence D. Hultgren, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Director of the PORTfolio Program, Virginia Wesleyan College
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The Ethics of Death and Dying
Members of Virginia Wesleyan College's Ethics Bowl team
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Biotechnology and Human Experience: A New Atlantis
Tanya Arney, M.A., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Tidewater Community College
Thursday, February 20, 2014
From Biomedical Ethics to Global Ethics
Henk ten Have, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University and former Director of the UNESCO Division of Ethics of Science and Technology
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The "Embryo Wars" and other Legal and Ethical Challenges Raised by Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Susan L. Crockin, J.D. , Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Adjunct Professor of Ob/Gyn at Eastern Virginia Medical School, and principal of the Crockin Law & Policy Group, a legal consulting firm focused on the unique legal issues raised by these technologies
For more information, see Symposium Brochure.
Programs are free and open to the public. No reservations required. For more information, call 757.455.3129 or email email@example.com.
All programs are presented at Virginia Wesleyan College, Monumental Chapel, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.