Swope Past Lectures

Feb. 2018: Charles Johnson
"The New Middle Passage: Mindfulness and Black America"

Feb. 2017: Rev. Irene Monroe

Oct. 2016: Sharon Patricia Holland
"Race, Sexuality, Humans, and Animals: Ethics and Our Affective Lives"

Sept. 2016: Ruchama Marton

Feb. 2015: Sister Tahera Ahmad
"Postmodern Muslim Feminism"

Sept. 2014: Winona LaDuke

Feb. 2014: Douglas "Jake" Jacobsen and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
"The Future of Religion in Higher Education"

Dec. 2013: Martha Nussbaum
"The New Religious Intolerance"

March 2013: Gabriella Lettini
"Moral Injury as a Wound of War and the Need for Soul Repair"

Nov. 2012: Robert P. Jones
"Beyond Values Voters: The Shifting Role of Religion in American Politics"

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

Sept. 2011: Rabbi Steven Greenberg
"Wrestling With God and Men: Constructing a Queer Orthodox Faith"

Feb. 2011: B. Alan Wallace
"Experience, Reason, and Faith in Science and Religion"

Sept. 2010: Eboo Patel
"Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership at a Time of Global Religious Crisis"

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

Sept. 2009: David Sloan Wilson
"Religion as a Product of Evolution"

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

Sept. 2008: Tzvi Adelman and Muhammad Abu Samra
"Palestine/Israel: One Land, Many Narratives, and a Dialogue"

Jan. 2008: Reza Aslan
"Winning a Cosmic War: Why We’re Losing the War on Terror"

Oct. 2007: Jan Willis
"Who, Then, is my Neighbor? An Ethics of Interrelatedness"

Sept. 2006: Edward O. Wilson
"The Future of Life/The Creation"

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

Oct. 2005: Christopher Hedges
"Why Does America Need War Now?"

March 2005: Yvonne Ridley and Riffat Hassan
"Women and Islam"

Sept. 2004: Peter J. Gomes
"What Makes a College Good: A Re-appraisal for the 21st Century"

April 2004: Burchell K. Taylor
"Stepping Out From the Shadow of Empire"

Feb. 2004: James Lawson
"Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?"

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

Feb. 2003: Michael N. Barnett
"Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and Rwanda"

March 2002: Oscar Arias
"Moral Leadership in the Age of Globalization"

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

April 2000: Rita Nakashima Brock
"The Cross, the Death of Jesus, and a Violent Culture"

Feb. 2000: Morris S. Dees Jr.
"Voices of Hope and Tolerance in America"