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Religion Seminar Series, 2020-2021 goes on hiatus

Butler Center for Faith and Vocation


The Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs, presented by the Center for Faith and Vocation, will be on hiatus for the 2020-2021 academic year. This difficult decision was made in response to the global pandemic with the health and safety of our community in mind. We appreciate our dedicated audience and wish to share that we are already planning for the 2021-2022 Seminar series while maintaining the standards of excellence we have all come to enjoy after almost 25 years of offering this series. We wish our community the very best and look forward to our next series beginning in the fall of 2021.

Previous Years' Brochures

For many years Butler University has sponsored the Butler Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs. In 2003, the Lilly Endowment Inc. funded the creation of the Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University which now sponsors the Butler Seminar. Below is a selection of past seminars in the form of the original brochures that were created for each event.

World Christianity in the New Century, 1999–2000

Religion and Law at Home and Abroad, 2003–2004

Religion and Science, 2004–2005

Religion and Media, 2005–2006

Religion and the Corporation, 2006–2007

Secularism and Religion in Global Perspective, 2007–2008

Darwin, Religion and Society, 2008–2009

Jerusalem: Traditions, Realities and Prospects, 2009–2010

Religion, Peacemaking and Conflict, 2010–2011

Global Christianity in the 21st Century, 2011–2012

Religion and Global Health, 2012–2013

Freedom of Expression and Religion, 2013–2014

Religion and Reconciliation in Global Perspective, 2014–2015

Religion, Race and Culture, 2015–2016

Religion and Trans Lives in a Global Perspective, 2016–2017 (View the recorded series sessions)

Religion, Refugees, and Migration, 2017–2018 (View the recorded series sessions)

Sacred Places: Intersections of Religion and Ecology, 2018–2019 (View the recorded series sessions)

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The Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs is a program of the Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University, promoting understanding of interfaith and intercultural relations through the discussion of religious issues in global perspectives.

After each event, video will be available on this website.

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