UW-W Fairhaven Lecture Series to Explore Religion, Spirituality & Cultural Traditions

UW-Whitewater Continuing Education is pleased to announce the theme for the fall Fairhaven Lecture Series.  Eight lectures in the “Exploring Religion, Spirituality and Cultural Traditions Around the Globe” series will feature presentations by faculty from UW-Whitewater’s Whitewater and Rock County campuses on topics from common misconceptions of Islam and the experience of Mormonism to Hmong cultural traditions and human evolution from Buddhist and Christian perspectives. 

The Fairhaven Lecture Series is held 3 p.m. Mondays at Fairhaven Senior Services at 435 W. Starin Road in Whitewater. The dates, titles and presenters of the lectures for the fall 2019 series are:

September 30

Divine Ecstasy: Knowledge, Love and Unity in Sufism

Presented by Hala Ghoneim, associate professor, Languages and Literatures

October 7       

Living the Kingdom of God: The Origin and Experience of Mormonism in America

Presented by Michael Gueno, associate professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies

October 14     

Piety and Precarity: American Prayer Between the Wars

Presented by David Reinhart, lecturer, Philosophy and Religious Studies

October 21      

Unveiling Facts About Islam: Common Misconceptions, Western Media Representations and Stereotypes

Presented by Amal Ibrahim, assistant professor, Communication

October 28     

Tantra: Medieval Indian Technologies of Sex, Power, Magic and Enlightenment

Presented by Nathan McGovern, assistant professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies

November 4  

An Enduring Tradition: Hmong Cultural and Cosmological Beliefs and Practices

Presented by Nengher Vang, assistant professor, History

November 11  

Human Evolution and Religion: Exploring Christian and Buddhist Perspectives 

Presented by Richard Hanson, senior lecturer, Philosophy

November 18 

The Origins of Shia Islam

Presented by Molly Patterson, associate professor, History

For over 35 years, UW-Whitewater faculty and staff and community and business leaders have offered free presentations to thousands of people on topics ranging from art and current events to history and literature.

All lectures are free and open to the public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is adjacent to the building. Unable to attend? Links to videos of lectures, including those from prior series, can be found at http://www.uww.edu/ce/fairhaven. If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or bornek@uww.edu for further information.

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