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Blessing of the Animals

Friendly pets welcome! Laird Green in front of Thomson

Love in the End Times: On Samuel Delany and #blacklivesmatter

Love in the End Times: On Samuel Delany and #blacklivesmatter
4 p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

Samuel Delany is the preeminent African American science fiction writer. His novels and memoirs tackle the complexities of identity, race, and personal relationships. How might his writings help us respond to anti-black racism, from police violence to microaggression?

Beyond Pragmatic Politics: African American Science Fiction as Political Theology

Tue. Nov. 3 - Black Apocalypse & Christian Hope
Dr. Vincent Lloyd

Beyond Pragmatic Politics: African American Science Fiction as Political Theology
12 p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

With a Shamble and a Moan: Zombie Apocalypses in American Culture

Evening: With a Shamble and a Moan: Zombie Apocalypses in American Culture
4 p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

Zombies bring about the end of the world over and over again in popular culture. These monster tales provide not only visions of a dystopian end, but also say much about current moment's humanity and inhumanity.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign: Tim LaHaye's End-Times Theologies

Tue. Oct. 20  - Doomsday Scenarios
Dr. Kelly Baker

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign: Tim LaHaye's End-Times Theologies
12 p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

I'll talk through some of LaHaye's more recent apocalyptic visions and how they are different, and less popular, than his previous Left Behind series. Signs of end times emerge as political events.

Evening: With a Shamble and a Moan: Zombie Apocalypses in American Culture
4 p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

Waiting for the End of the World: Apocalypse in the Beatus of Liébana

ORR FORUM 

Tue. Sept. 29 - Waiting for the End of the World
Dr. Wendell Smith
12 p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

Waiting for the End of the World: Apocalypse in the Beatus of Liébana

Sacralizing the Secular: Bill McKibben and the Ethics of Sustainability

Sacralizing the Secular:  Bill McKibben and the Ethics of Sustainability
4 p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

Sustainability in the Liberal Arts: Good for the Planet, Good for the Student

Tue. Oct. 27 – A Greener Education
Dr. Mara Donaldson

Sustainability in the Liberal Arts: Good for the Planet, Good for the Student
12.p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

Everything is Connected: Pope Francis and Integral Ecology

Everything is Connected: Pope Francis and Integral Ecology
4 p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

The Spiritual Roots of the Environmental Crisis: Pope Francis’s Ecology Encyclical

Tue. Oct. 6 – Care For Our Common Home: Pope Francis and the Environment
Dr. Matthew Shadle

The Spiritual Roots of the Environmental Crisis: Pope Francis’s Ecology Encyclical
12 p.m. in Patterson Bay, Laird Hall

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