- Created 15 May 2012; Published 8 June 2012Symposium on Sephardic Cultures and LegaciesSymposium on Sephardic Cultures and Legacies, led by Hazzan Isaac Azose.
- Created 1 May 2012; Published 8 June 2012The Denial of a Diminished Planet: The Challenge to Science and to Religion."The Denial of a Diminished Planet: The Challenge to Science and to Religion." May 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm He was Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York from 1986-2004. Prior to that he was Professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, and Assistant Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. For the Spring Semester, 2006, he served as St. John Visiting Professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. For the January Interim, 2008, he was Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College. Rasmussen is currently the director of the Ghost Ranch decade project on Earth-honoring Faith: A Song of Songs. The June 21-27, 2010, seminar was “Water and a Baptismal Life”; June 20-26, 2011, is “Envisioning Paradise: Beauty and Biological Restoration;” June 19-25, 2012 is “Food, Food, Glorious Food: the Eucharist and Your Foodshed;” 2013 is “A Desert Faith for a Desert Time.” Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM, is a Retreat and Conference Center. His books include the forthcoming Earth-honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key (Oxford U. Press, 2012); Earth Community, Earth Ethics (Orbis Books and the World Council of Churches, 1996) and winner of the 1997 Grawemeyer Award; Moral Fragments and Moral Community (Fortress, 1993); Dietrich Bonhoeffer: His Significance for North Americans (Fortress, 1990); Reinhold Niebuhr: Theologian of Public Life (Fortress, 1991; HarperCollins, 1989); Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life (co-authored with Bruce Birch) (Augsburg-Fortress, Second Edition, 1989; Third Edition in process; German language edition, 1993). The 2006 CBS Religion Special, Sacred Earth, Sacred Peoples, includes an interview with Rasmussen. The 2009 DVD resource, Earthbound, includes excerpts from Rasmussen. Here is Professor Rasmussen's C.V.
- Created 27 September 2011; Published 8 June 2012A Demonstration and Conversation with artist Anit Chaitya Vangad of Ganjad Village, IndiaA Demonstration and Conversation with artist Anit Chaitya Vangad of Ganjad Village, India September 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm To this day, Warli communities in the forested areas north of Mumbai continue to live according to the traditional practices and philosophies of their ancestros, struggling to strike a sustainable balance as forest-dwellers in a rapidly industrializing society. It is only in recent years that the mainstream art world in India has begun to take notice of their extraordinary folk paintings, bringing them out of their village-based ritual, domestic, and decorative contexts to a broader audience throughout India. The art and life of the Warlis remain virtually unknown in the United States. Master artist Anil Chaitya Vangad will speak of his life in a traditional Warli family compound, the philosophy and cosmology that are unique to his community, and his paintings, which virtuosically celebrate the divine balance between humans and the natural world. This event will provide a rare opportunity for Twin Cities audiences to encounter this extraordinary artist and hear about his traditional, sustainable way of life. Anil Chaitya Vangad hails from the village of Ganjad in western India, the third generation in a family of Warli artists. Since 1991, his work has been exhibited throughout India at prominent galleries and through prestigious mural commissions.
- Published 28 May 2012What is African Philosophy? The discussion of Orality and Islamic Thought in Francophone Africa - a talk by Prof. Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor of French at Columbia University delivers a lecture entitled: "What is African Philosophy? The Discussion of Orality and Islamic Thought in Francophone Africa." Diagne's visit coincides with the introduction of a new religion department course entitled "Islamic Africa" in which students will have the opportunity to engage this scholar on his cutting-edge research in the literatures and cultures of the Muslim Sahel.
In addition to being the author of numerous critically-acclaimed works on topics ranging from the writings of Leopold Senghor to the Arabic manuscripts of Timbuktu, Diagne is also the parent of a member of Carleton's class of 2012.
This event is sponsored by the Religion, Philosophy, French, AF/AFAM Departments and the Dean of the College Office.