The MSU College of Arts and Letters/St.John Student Parish Annual Lecture in American Catholic Thought and Culture presents Dr. Diana L. Hayes speaking on "The Changing Face of Faith in the United States"
This lecture, by Diana L. Hayes,PhD, JD, STD, Professor of Systematic Theology at Georgetown University, will take place Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 7pm in the Erickson Kiva on the campus of Michigan State Universiy. It is free and open to the public.
"When Christians and then Jews (or, Catholics, Protestants, and Jews) first came to these shores, they encountered not only one another, but also the faith of indigenous people as well as that of Africans imported as slave labor. They did not remain unaffected. Most recently, other religious voices have been raised throughout the land: Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and others. How do people of faith, whether Christian or Jew, respond to these new voices; how do we learn of them while teaching them about ourselves in ways that enable us to live and work together in harmony? Why is it so important that we do so today?"
*Diana L. Hayes areas of specialization are Womanist Theology, Black Theology, U.S.Liberation Theologies, Contextual Theologies, Religion and Public Life, and African American and Womanist Spirituality. She is the author of over sixty articles and has written and/or co-edited six books, including: Many Faces, One Church: Cultural Diversity and the American Catholic Experience. Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.
Dr. Sam Thomas, MSU Professor of History OR
Dr. Katy Lucini Colbry, Director of Communications and Development at St. John Student Parish
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