World Religions Symposium 2013 

The World Religions Symposium seeks to provide space for religious traditions to tell their own story, no matter how complex or challenging that story may be.  

This year, the Office of Chaplain, with the support of various departments and organizations, invites the Furman community to focus our attention and conversation on Judaism. Though we cannot address every facet of this rich religion, we can offer room for the academy’s finest scholars and the tradition’s devoted adherents to offer their voices to an ancient, yet truly contemporary, conversation.

WRS 2013 Flyer.pdfView flyer for more information.

​Ancient Conversation, Contemporary Voices

Jewish Identity and the Impact of Antisemitism 
Ms. Cherie Brown 
Tuesday, October 22,
7:00 p.m., Watkins Room, Trone Student Center

Torah From Heaven, Heaven From Torah 
Rabbi Dr. Steven Sager
Monday, October 28 
7:00 p.m., Daniel Chapel

Charles H. Townes Lecture on Faith and Reason 
Dr. Daniel Matt
Tuesday, November 5 
7:00​ p.m., Younts Conference Center

What American Jewish History Can Teach Us About the Jewish Future 
Dr. Eric Goldstein 
Tuesday, November 12
7:00 p.m., Daniel Chapel

Rabbi Roundtable 
Panel Discussion with Conservative, Orthodox, and Reform Rabbis in the Upstate 
Thursday, November 14 
7:00 p.m., Patrick Lecture Hall, Plyler Science Building

A Personal Story 
Mrs. Trude Heller 
Introduction by Dr. Courtney Tollison 
Monday, November 18 
7:00 p.m., Daniel Chapel

Hanukkah Celebration 
Rabbi Alana Wasserman 
Campus Rabbi for Jewish Student Association 
Monday, December 2 
7:00 p.m., Chapel Garden Room

Sponsored by: 

The Office of the Chaplain, Jewish Student Association, Religious Council, Religion Department, Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Heller Service Corps, James B. Duke Library, Mere Christianity Forum, Muslim Student Association, Presbyterian Student Association, Interfaith Youth Core, and Year of Altruism



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