“Who Ended Slavery? Secularization in Context” Hector Avalos               
Professor of Religious Studies, Iowa State University
Thursday, February 14 6:30 PM Olin 101
“Kailash Stories: Creative Nonfiction Narratives of Recovery, Discovery and Advocacy Yasmina Madden
Visiting Instructor of English, Drake University

With two members of the Above + Beyond Cancer Mt. Kailash Expedition    

Thursday, March 7 7:00 PM Cowles Reading Room
“Innovative Jewish Theological Responses to the Holocaust” Steven Katz
Alvin J. and Shirley Slater Chair of Jewish & Holocaust Studies, Boston University
Thursday, April 4  7:00 PM Olin 101
“Suffering, Memory, and Compassion – A Variation on the Ethics of Memory” Gereon Kopf
Associate Professor of Religion, Luther College
Wednesday, April 17 7:00 PM Olin 101
Comparative Philosophy of Religious Responses to Suffering: A Panel Discussion Bradley Herling
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Marymount Manhattan


Jin Y Park
Associate Professor of Philosophy, American University  


John Thatamanil
Associate Professor of Theology and World Religions, Union Theological Seminary 

Tuseday, May 7 7:00 PM Olin 101
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