God of Abraham; God of Peace? God of War?
2013 B. Frank Hall-Megivern Interfaith Conference
Schedule of Events
All Events Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, April 11
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Scripturalization as Violence
Keynote Address: Dr. Vincent Wimbush, Professor of Religion, Director of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures Claremont Graduate University
Location: Kenan Auditorium, UNC Wilmington 601 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403
Dean David Cordle & Dr. N. Samuel Murrell (Hosts)
Dr. Vincent L. Wimbush
Tickets are required for this event at no charge - pick up or reserve at Kenan Auditorium 962-3500
BOOK SIGNING FOLLOWING LECTURE
Friday, April 12
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Abraham: One Man, Two Sons, Three Religions
Forum Sponsored by UNCW Philosophy and Religion Society
A Call to Attention: The Legacy of Compassionate Biblical Faith
Plenary Address: Dr. Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos, Dora Pierce Professor of Bible, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Introduction by Dr. George Zervos, Chair Philosophy and Religion
Moderator: Professor Jarrod Tanny, UNCW
Panelists: Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky, Temple of Israel; Imam Shareef, Tauheed Islamic Center; Dr. Mark Siljander, Former Congressman and Deputy U.N. Ambassador; The Reverend Gerry Blackburn, Retired Navy Chaplian & Episcopal Priest
Location: Warwick Center Ballroom 5, UNC Wilmington 601 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403
Dr. Johanna van Wijck-Bos
Music and Entertainment by: FROG Project (Dr. Theodore Burgh)
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Interfaith Peace Reception (Heavy Hors d'oeuvre)
Between Faiths: Exploration of the Disposition toward the "Other"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos, Dora Pierce Professor of Bible, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Rev. Keith A. Grogg, Host
Music and Entertainment by Kent Knorr & Clara Hare-Grogg
Location: Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church 1209 North Lake Park Boulevard Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Reservations required: Please register on-line at email@example.com or phone 910-458-5417
$10.00 donation appreciated
Saturday, April 13
10:00 - 11:30 AM
A Deadly Misunderstanding
Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark D. Siljander, Former Congressman and Deputy U.N. Ambassador
The Very Reverend Catherine R. Powell, Host
Location: Church of the Servant 4925 Oriole Drive Wilmington, NC 28403
Dr. Mark D. Siljander
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Sundown Interfaith Celebration
Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Siljander
Rabbi Robert Waxman (Host)
Music and Entertainment by: B’nai Israel Kavanotes
Location: B’nai Israel Synagogue 2601 Chestnut Street Wilmington, NC 28405
Sponsored by: UNCW Office of Academic Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Osher Life Long Learning Institute, DEPARTMENTS OF: Philosophy and Religion Society, sOCIOLOGY AND cRIMINOLOGY, iNTERNATIONAL sTUDIES, cOMMUNICATIONS, fOREIGN lANGUAGES AND lITERATURES.
sTUDENT oRGANIZATIONS: pHILOSOPHY AND rELIGIONS sOCIETY, Hillel (Jewish Student Organization)
cOMMUNITY SPONSORS: sISTER cITIES ASSOCIATION OF WILMINGTON, Wilmington Faith and Values, Sister Cities Association, UNCTV, Wilmington Star News, whqr, mARY AND ELWOOD wALKER, dALE e. sMITH, pAUL AND tRACY wILKES, tHE cHARLES AND hANNAH BLOCK fUND AND THE Rhine Endowment for Jewish History,, B’nai Israel sYNAGOGUE, Temple of Israel, Tauheed Islamic Center, Church of the Servant ePISCOPAL, Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church, wRIGHTSVILLE uNITED mETHODIST cHURCH, jOY mURRELL'S pIANO AND vOICE sTUDIO AND many other faith organizations in southeastern North Carolina.
- PAR Society meetings occur on every other Tuesday. For more information, contact the faculty advisor to the society, Dr. Pasulka, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also come by the PAR Office to add your name to the email distribution list.
- October 26, 2010 Human Sacrifice: The concept of human sacrifice as a necessary part of religious experience is shared across time and geography by groups that never had interactions. During this meeting, PARS vice president Rachel Poole will explore this cultural phenomenon, touching on groups such as the Aztecs, ancient Mesopotamian Biblical interpretations, and the modern day cult of Kali in India. Discussion will follow.
- November 9 Diwali Hindu Festival
- November 16 Food Ethics
- Spring 2008 PAR graduation ceremony May 16th, noon in Madeline Suite at Wagoner Hall
- 2007-2008 B. Frank Hall Lecture, Dr. William Dever, one of America's most famous Biblical archaeologists, spoke on “Did God Have a Wife?” Tuesday, April 1, 8 pm. Morton Hall 100
- Walt Conser received the NC Society of Historians’ Ethel W. Twiford Religious History Book Award for his Coat of Many Colors: Religion and Society along the Cape Fear River of North Carolina (Kentucky, 2006). Congratulations, Walt!
THE DISCERE AUDE MENTORING AWARD
HAS BEEN PRESENT TO
PROFESSOR FERENC ALTRICHTER
Professor Ferenc Altrichter has received the very prestigious Discere Aude Mentoring Award for 2009. This particular award is presented to UNCW faculty who are nominated by students of theirs who have themselves achieved high academic distinction. This is the first time that a PAR professor has received this award.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute hosted first-ever James Megivern Lecture on April 20, 2010
Speaker Series & Dinner
Tuesday, April 20 from 6-8pm
- Public Education & Teaching Religion Across the Nation with Diana Pasulka, Ph.D.
- How Jim Changed My Mind on The Death Penalty & Retributive Justice with Sam Murrell, Ph.D.
- Teaching New Testament at UNCW: Thirty Years of Good Cop, Bad Cop & the Bible with George Zervos, Ph.D.
- Can Religion be the Basis for Ethics? with Scott James, Ph.D.
- Universal Human Rights: Exemplifying Megivern as a Gentleman, Scholar, Humanitarian and Activist with Don Habibi, Ph.D.
Dr. George Zervos Dr. Scott James
Dr. Nathaniel Sam Murrell Dr. Don Habibi
Dr. Megivern with Dr. Walt Conser Dr. Megivern, Dr. Gauthier and Mrs. Megivern
and Janet Conser
Dr. Heath White meets Dr. Megivern
August, 2009 UNCW and Pender County receive Million Dollar grant to improve Amercan History Education in North Carolina grant written by Dr. Diana Pasulka, PAR Department. http://teachingamericanhistorync.org/
Dr. Diana Pasulka, University Coordinator, and Cara Ward, Project Director
for Teaching American History in North Carolina
Dr. Philip KitcherTHURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2008 7:30 P.M. – Burney CenterDr. Kitcher, an internationally famous philosopher of science, and John DeweyProfessor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will be speaking on the impact of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution on science and culture. This event is co-sponsored by the UNCW Evolution Learning Community, funded by Academic Affairs, and the Excellence Fund of the College of Arts and Sciences, UNCW.
FACULTY AWARD 2008
- PAR Associate Professor Teddy Burgh learned recently that his book Listening to the Artifacts: Music Culture in Ancient Palestine (Continuum, 2006), was selected as winner of the 2008 Wachsmann Prize, presented by the Society for Ethnomusicology.