August 25, 2010
SU President Stephen Sundborg, S. J., is the first presenter in the
alumni series,“Faith in a Secular Age,” which starts on October 5.This fall series examines the tensions
between faith and culture: increased
interest both in spirituality and a so-called ‘new atheism,’ conflicts between cultures with strong
religious traditions and cultures with strict separation of church and state,
and the growth in religion and spirituality in many countries, including the
United States, and the drift toward secularism in others.
Joining Father Sundborg in this series are Rev. Michael Raschko,
presenting on the rise of the ‘new atheism’ and responses to it from religious
thinkers, and Assistant Professor Catherine Punsalan, whose research focuses on
the relationships between science and faith today. Raschko teaches in the
School of Theology and Ministry, and Punsalan is the Director of the Catholic
Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The fall seminars take place from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. on the following
Tuesdays: October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 30, and December 7. Register by
contacting Lauren St. Pierre, Administrative Assistant, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
phone at 206-296-5327. The $275 seminar fee includes books, refreshments, and
Information about the winter series, World Economic Recovery: Winners
and Losers? and the spring series, From
Modern to Post-Modern: Art, Architecture, Literature, is on our website at http://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/alumni/
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