Mark Your Calendar
Spring brings a wealth of special events to campus
MTSO's Spring Semester will go out with a bang this year. A varied and compelling series of events fills April and May, beginning this week:
Religions of India in America
April 15, 7 p.m.
The Annual Lecture on World Religions and Interreligious Dialogue, presented by the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus, welcomes Vasudha Narayanan, distinguished professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida and a past president of the American Academy of Religion. Bonus event: Stop by the Coffee Shop any time from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to sample Indian cuisine and enjoy presentations by students who participated in the January cross-cultural immersion trip to India.
Ending Violence Against Women and Children
April 18, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Drew University Theological School Professor Traci C. West leads a one-day workshop, presented by the East Ohio Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), in partnership with the West Ohio MFSA and MTSO. Advance registration is required.
Williams Institute lectures
April 22, 7 p.m.
April 23, 1 p.m.
Melanie Harris, associate professor of religion and ethics at Texas Christian University, will deliver two lectures. On April 22, she will speak on the topic “African American Environmental History and Ecowomanism: Black Self Recovery and Earth Care.” Her April 23 topic will be “Interfaith Womanism and Ecology: Sharing Values, Sharing Earth.” No registration is required.
May 23, 11 a.m.
Bishop Gregory Palmer of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church will address the class of 2015.
United Methodist Women's History: Voices Lost and Found
Dana Robert will be the opening speaker for this conference in preparation for the 150th anniversary of the United Methodist Women. In addition, papers will be presented covering home and foreign mission, the effect of the work on women and communities, significant figures in the history of United Methodist Women, and deaconess history. Advance registration is required.