Religion in Life
The Religion-in-Life lecture series is one avenue through which Furman University examines the moral and religious aspects of contemporary issues. Lectures in this series are free and open to the public.
Religion-in-Life is under the direction of the chaplains and a committee of faculty and students. Some of the programs in this series are a part of the Cultural Life Program (CLP) at Furman.
Financial support for this series comes from the C. Dorsey Horton and Maxine Horton Lecture Fund, the Edward A. McDowell Fund, the Hesburgh Lecture Series, and Furman University's Religion-in-Life Fund. Questions about the lectures may be addressed to Susan Bennett, Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Chaplain at 864.294.2133.
Religion in Life Schedule 2012-2013:
LD Johnson Lecture Series: "What Really Matters?"
Fall Lecture: Dr. Melinda Menzer
Spring Lecture: TBA
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September 24-25, 2011
Carrie Newcomer is a rare breed of singer/songwriter: the kind who illuminates life with startling depth, humor and clarity. Her ability for sharp observation of the world lead the Dallas Morning News to rave, "She's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, 'that is so true'." She has been described as "a soaring songstress" by Billboard, a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone has said that she "asks all the right questions." Carrie is one of the definitive voices of the Heartland and progressive spirituality.
Carrie internationally facilitates workshops and presents keynotes on the topics of songwriting, spirituality and vocation at colleges, universities, and spiritual communities, retreat centers. Newcomer, a Quaker, cuts across secular and spiritual boundaries. In recent years, she has emerged as a respected and recognized artistic voice for the progressive spiritual community. In 2011 and 2012, Carrie will be joining Parker J. Palmer in events based on his book Healing the Heart of Democracy. She's also worked and created presentations with beloved authors, scientists and progressive theologians, Barbara Kingsolver, Jill Bolte Taylor, Phillip Gulley, Marcus Borg, Jim Wallis, Brian McLaren and Scott Russell Sanders.
Artist in Residence Workshop with Carrie Newcomer
Monday, September 24
Bryan Garden Room/Daniel Memorial Chapel
Space is limited to 25 participants.
Please call or email Susan Bennett to make a reservation; 864 294-2133 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, September 21 at noon