MAR-AAR is pleased to announce the Undergraduate Webinar Series. The first webinar is scheduled for Thursday, December 1 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST. Mark Leuchter from Temple University will lead the first session entitled, How does religion overlap with other academic disciplines? This session is free but registration is required. Register HERE by adding your name and email address. All attendees must register by Wednesday, November 23. The virtual platform for this event will be announced after the registration deadline. Here is a brief abstract:
The study of religion possesses important points of contact with virtually every corner of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Despite this, it is also among the most misunderstood discipline among those who have never studied it on the college/university level. How do the subjects, methods, and insights emerging from the study of religion relate to other avenues of inquiry? When do these meeting points occur, and why? How are other areas of study enriched by identifying and examining the way that they intersect with the study of religion – and what are the obstacles students and instructors face in attempting to answer these questions? This webinar will facilitate discussion on these issues as part of an ongoing series for undergraduate students to contribute to the larger scholarly conversation about the role of religion in the study of the Liberal Arts.
We would like to extend a special invitation to the MAR-AAR’s panel at the National AAR/SBL conference in San Antonio, Texas. The session is entitled, Earth-Honoring Faith and Climate Justice. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Church Divinity School of the Pacific will lead this session on Saturday, November 19th, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CST at the Hilton Palacio del Rio hotel located at 200 S. Alamo St, San Antonio, TX in the El Mirador C West Room in the Conference Center on the 22nd Level.
Here is a brief abstract of the event:
The profound questions of climate change, climate crisis, and climate justice demand an equally profound theological/religious response. Dr. Moe-Lobeda will share insights and realizations from her ongoing career in cutting-edge work in eco-theology, liberation theology, and eco-ethics, including from her most recent book Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation which won the 2013 Nautilus Book Award for social justice. How do we anticipate the way forward with compassion, courage, and conviction as we enter into exceedingly and increasingly uncertain ecological and economic frameworks for our models of community and civilization?
This event is free and open to everyone. Please join us for this engaging and essential presentation and discussion. You can contact MAR-AAR Vice President/President Elect Chris Fici at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any inquiries.