March 8, 2011
Academic Salons kicks off the
spring quarter with a two-part series of discussions between atheists and
theologians. “Why God?” and “Social and Political Issues: Atheist and
Theological Perspectives” bring together Vice President Peter Ely, S.J.,
Theology Professor Daniel Peterson, and Bob Seidensticker, member of Seattle Atheists, for provocative exchanges in April.
“This is an important conversation
that needs to take place in a respectful environment,” said Academic Salon
Director Sharon Suh, Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies
in the College of Arts and Sciences, “and the audience will definitely be part
of that conversation.” Suh and Communication Professor Mara Adelman, a
member of Seattle Atheists, are coordinating the series.
“Why God?” is scheduled for 7 p.m.
on April 6 in Casey Commons, and “Social and Political Issues” takes place at 7
p.m. on April 20 in the Student Center. Both events are free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be served.
The College of Arts and Sciences
offers 33 undergraduate degrees, including major and minor degrees in Theology
and Religious Studies and in Communication Studies, and 7 advanced degrees.
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