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ViewPoints Online: Interreligious Dialogue Today

ViewPoints Online: Interreligious Dialogue Today

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 7:00 pm

 is a new Spertus Institute program series in which you are invited to join topic experts and passionate fellow participants to discuss issues that make a difference in today’s world.

$18 | $10 for Spertus members | $8 for students and Spertus alumni

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This program will take place online, via Zoom, a platform for online connection and conversation. Login information and instructions will be provided to ticket holders by email 24 hours in advance.

Interreligious Dialogue Today
Vulnerability & Resilience

Interreligious dialogue is critical in today's world. We live in an age rife with conflict, in which many find it difficult to understand or engage in constructive conversations with people who hold different beliefs and viewpoints. Utilizing research on the theories of vulnerability and resilience, Dr. Dean P. Bell and Dr. Mike Hogue suggest new ways to approach interreligious dialogue.


Mike Hogue and Dean Bell
Dr. Mike Hogue
(left) is Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He is the author of several books, most recently, American Immanence: Democracy for an Uncertain World, and editor of the American Journal of Theology and Philosophy.

Dr. Dean P. Bell (right) is Spertus Institute’s President and CEO. He also holds a Spertus Institute faculty appointment as Professor of History and is a widely published author and editor. He has served on the faculty at DePaul University, Northwestern University, Hebrew Theological College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of California, Berkeley.

For the past few years, Bell and Hogue have collaborated on the Religion, Vulnerability, and Resilience Project, initially with a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion and recently with funding from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. Additional support for this program was received from the Charles & M.R. Shapiro Foundation.