Religion Department News
Ian G. Barbour, Carleton College Winnifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology and Society, Emeritus dies at age of 90December 24, 2013 at 12:00 am
Ian Barbour, came to Carleton in 1955 and was a pioneer in founding the Science, Technology and Public Policy program at Carleton (now ENTS) and began his career at Carleton teaching Physics and Religion. He was instrumental in integrating faith and contemporary science and was internationally known and respected in the Religion field. Ian will be greatly missed.
A memorial service was held on January 18th at 3pm in Skinner Chapel on Carleton College's campus, followed by a reception for family and friends in Great Hall.
For farewell tributes, please view this site.
- October 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Weitz Cinema, Historic memory or memory of history, by Noemi Schory, award-winning Israeli filmmaker, Forkosh Family Lecture in Judaic Studies. Contact Louis Newman.
- October 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Religion Dept.'s "life after Carleton meeting". Deb Olien (Career Center), Asuka Sango (Religion) and Beth Wright '93 talk with students. Lunch provided
Deb, Asuka and Beth will talk with students covering such topics as:
- How what you learn at Carleton will impact your life beyond/after Carleton.
- Unique skills that you, as a religion major, possess.
- How to get started with searching for jobs or internships.
- How the Career Center can help you with that.
- Any questions, concerns or anxieties you may have about your future.
Non majors or those who are considering the Religion major are welcome to attend!
- May 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Learn about the Religion department and any questions/concerns about the major requirements, course offerings, career planning, etc. Pizza will be served. Professors Michael McNally and Asuka Sango will be on hand to field any questions you may have. Location - Religion Lounge - 3rd floor Leighton
- February 27, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Professor Naomi Seidman's talk is "The Marriage Plot: Sexuality, Secularization and the Emergence of Modern Jewish Literature".
This talk will explore how secularizing processes in the late 18th and 19th centuries worked through art forms, such as fiction, to educate about and cultivate new Jewish heterosexual norms and ideals, which countered and challenged, among other things, homo social and sexual norms in the "traditional" religious world.
- May 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Larry L. Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Ethics Emeritus at Union Theological Seminary in NYC, is the guest lecturer honoring Carleton's Ian Barbour, Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology and Society, Emeritus. A brief synopsis of his discussion: He will contend that while, on the one hand, there is growing recognition of a planetary ecological crisis, on the other there is widespread denial that the chief underlying reasons (the industrial paradigm, now global capitalism, and unprecedented human population) must be addressed in ways that fundamentally call them into question. This poses basic challenges both to modern science and to religion - which he will expand on during his talk. The Barbour Lecture is jointly sponsored by the Religion Department, ENTS and EThIC.
What is African Philosophy? The discussion of Orality and Islamic Thought in Francophone Africa - a talk by Prof. Souleymane Bachir DiagneApril 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Severance Great Hall is the location of a talk by noted scholar in the history of philosophy and Islamic thought, Souleymane Bachir Diagne. Diagne is Professor of French at Columbia University and will deliver 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.
- September 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm
The Life and Art of the Indigenous Warli People of India: A Demonstration and Conversation with artist Anil Chaitya Vangad of Ganjad Village, India. The indigenous Warli people of rural western India revere the land as the infinitely creative energy of nature. Their dynamic folk paintings - traditionally done in rice paste on the mud walls of their homes - use a richly textured pictorial language to celebrate the divine balance of a life lived in meaningful coexistence with the natural world.
- May 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Inspired by Silappatikaram (The Anklet), the national epic of the Tamil people of southeastern India, Ragamala Dance presents Sthree, a stunning convergence of dance, music and text that brings to the present the beauty of the Sangam Period of history.
Sponsored by: MN State Art Grant, Religion Dept., Asian Studies, Campus Act.; the Gender & Sexualtiy Ctr; History Dept's Lefler Lecture, Human Sexualtiy Endowment; OIL, Studies in Arts, Theatre & Dance, VIZ, and Humanities Center
- October 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm
A book talk by Richard Crouter, John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus will be held in the Athenaeum on Thursday, October 7th. Appetizers will be served from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m., talk begins at 4:00 p.m., followed by a brief book signing. His new book will be available at the event and in the Carleton Bookstore.
- February 12, 2010 at 11:41 am
Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to a seat in the United States Congress as Representative of the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota, spoke at Carleton College Friday, February 12. Ellison is known for his community activism and civil rights and has a strong Democratic voice in the opposition of troop increases in Iraq and providing aid to victims of genocide in Darfur. He also has strong convictions in aiding stem cell research, health care reform, and raising the minimum wage.
View video from the event: