Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life

Welcome

Dr. Jeff Scholes

About the Center

The primary aim of the Center for Religious Diversity and Public Life is to foster a healthy and fruitful relationship between the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the surrounding community as it concerns religious issues and public life. The Center neither aligns itself with any political ideology or religion, nor will it promote a certain approach to religion over others. Instead, the Center strives to enhance academic development and community relations by providing a needed platform for faculty, students, pastors, community leaders, and citizens to engage in scholarly efforts, open dialogue, and future action.

Dr. Jeffrey Scholes

 

Mission

Objectives: Academic Development

  • The Center will put on programs designed to foster debate around current issues involving religion and its implications for public life.
  • Programs will center on religious issues relevant to the UCCS scholarly community.
  • The Center will serve as a resource and launching pad for students interested in careers related to religion and public life.
  • These include graduate studies in philosophy or religious studies, ministry, counseling, or any other discipline that students connect with religious studies.

Objectives: Community Outreach

  • The Center will serve as an important contact point between the wider community and the university.
  • Through guest speakers, panel discussions involving authorities on selected topics, faculty and student forums, and a website, the Center will highlight pertinent issues for the Colorado Springs area, nation, and the world at-large.
  • The Center will emphasize the availability of willing UCCS faculty to engage the community in locations outside the university setting. These can include places of worship, businesses, high schools, etc.
 

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Upcoming Events

 

Past Events

The Heathen World and America's Humanitarian Impulse
Dr. Kathryn Gin Lum, Stanford University, 10/10/17
Seized by the jerks: Shakers, Spiritual Possession & the Great Revival
Dr. Douglas Winiarski, University of Richmond, 9/14/17
Can jews Be Citizens? Jewish Politics from the Enlightenment to Today
Dr. Elias Sacks, University of Colorado, Boulder,, 9/13/17
Translating Chinese Philosophy into the Western Academy Better Late Than Never
Dr. Roger Ames, Peking University, 4/4/17

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