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Faith & Public Values in the Public Square Lecture Series at Seattle University

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Faith & Public Values in the Public Square Lecture Series Kicking Off This Week!

The Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue team at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry is hosting:

Wednesday April 4th — PART 1 of the series hosts Karen Armstrong on the topic of “Business and Compassion — Exploring an Ethical Center.”  The presentation will take place in Campion Ballroom on the Seattle University Campus. Armstrong’s poignant and captivating talks have sparked worldwide discussion. Her bestselling books, including Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life and A History of God, examine the differences and the profound similarities between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, and their impact on world events. In 2008, she was awarded the TED Prize in recognition and support of her call for a council of religious and spiritual leaders to draw up a “Charter for Compassion” that applies shared moral priorities to foster greater global understanding based on the principles of justice and respect. Free tickets can be found  here:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/236465

April 30thPART 2 of the series covers the issues of ‘Faith and Active Citizenship’ today. Rabbi Jill Jacobs (Rabbis for Human Rights- North America), Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda (Seattle University Department of Theology and Religious Studies) and Mr. Tarek Dawoud (Council on American-Islamic Relations) will engage in an interreligious conversation. The event is hosted by Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry and sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation. The panel begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 p.m. in Pigott Atrium featuring displays of local faith-based advocacy and action organizations. Free tickets can be found here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/236633

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