Previous Swope Lectures

Gabriella Lettini, March 2013
Moral Injury as a Wound of War

Robert Jones, November 2012
Shifting Role of Religion in American Politics

Rev. Dr. Brett Webb-Mitchell, February 2012
Beyond Accessibility: Moving Toward Full Inclusion in Our Faith Communities

Rabbi Steven Greenberg, September 2011
Wrestling With God and Men: Constructing a Queer Orthodox Faith

B. Alan Wallace, February 2011

Experience, Reason, and Faith in Science and Religion

Eboo Patel, September 2010
Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership at a Time of Global Religious Crisis

Taylor Branch, April 2010
The Myth and the Miracle: Reflections From the King Years

David Sloan Wilson, September 2009
Religion as a Product of Evolution

Sister Helen Prejean, March 2009
The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions

Tzvi Adelman and Muhammed Abu Samra, September 2008
Palestine/Israel: One Land, Different Narratives

Reza Aslan, January 2008
Winning a Cosmic War: Why we're Losing the War on Terror

Jan Willis, October 2007
Who, Then, Is My Neighbor? An Ethics of Interrelatedness

Edward O. Wilson, September 2006
The Creation/The Future of Life

Bernice Johnson Reagon, March 2006
Civil Rights, Liberation, and Music

Christopher Hedges, October 2005
Why Does America Need War Now?

Yvonne Ridley and Riffat Hassan, March 2005
Women and Islam

Peter J. Gomes, September 2004
What Makes a College Good? A Re-appraisal for the 21st Century

Burchell Taylor, April 2004
Stepping Out from the Shadow of the Empire

James Lawson, February 2004
Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community

Karen Armstrong, April 2003
The Battle for God: Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Michael N. Barnett, February 2003
Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda

Dr. Oscar Arias, March 2002
Moral Leadership in the Age of Globalization

James Carroll, April 2001
Anti-Semitism, History, and Conscience: A Christian Reflects

Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, April 2000
The Cross, the Death of Jesus & A Violent Culture

Morris Dees, Jr., February 2000
Voices of Hope & Tolerance in America