Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, Civil Rights Activist, Speaks9/16/08 - The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, civil rights activist and pastor of the nationally renowned Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, visited U.Va. September 16 and 17 to participate in the Explorations in Black Leadership series. This podcast features his talk on "Integrity and Leadership" Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Art Gallery.
Last Lecture: Charles Marsh, Ph.D.4/2/08 - The Last Lecture Series is an annual tradition at the University and provides a forum for distinguished professors to lecture to students as if it were their last time to do so. Here Charles Marsh, Ph.D., Professor of Religious and Theological Studies and Director of the Project on Lived Theology, presents his last lecture at the Rotunda on Wednesday April 2.
The Medical Center Hour: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness2/27/08 - Nancy Berlinger, author of "After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness," draws on insights from scholarship in religion and culture to suggest how forgiveness, long recognized as having a restorative role between individuals and within communities, might inform health professionals' response to medical error.
A Look at the U.Va Jewish Community4/27/07 - A look at the U.Va Jewish Community with Brian Cohen of U.Va Hillel. This originally aired on Coy Barefoot
Sister Helen Prejean Discusses the Ethical Implications of the Death Penalty4/26/07 - Lecture by Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, who has long had a ministry to death row inmates in Louisiana and who received international acclaim for her book "Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the US" (1993) which was made into a major motion picture starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. She is also the author of "The Death of Innocents: An Eye Witness Account of Wrongful Executions' (2004).
Passion on all Sides: Planning a Memorial Museum at Ground Zero4/19/07 - Alice Greenwald is the director of the World Trade Center Memorial Museum, currently in the planning stages. Greenwald shares how lessons learned at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum help guide the way as the new World Trade Center memorial is created.
"Crossing" the Caribbean: Cultural Identity, Transnationalism, and the Impact of African-American Gospel Music in Jamaica3/30/07 - Ethnomusicologist Melvin Butler describes how African-American gospel music is affecting Pentecostal churches in Jamaica. This lecture is part of Black Alumni Weekend.
Free Speech and Islam: The Cartoon Controversy and the True Character of the Prophet3/20/06 - Are there limits to free speech, and if so, what kind of limits? The Imam Siraj Wahhaj of the Brooklyn's Masjid At-Taqwa weighs in on the recent uproar in the Muslim community regarding cartoons of the Islamic prophet. The event begins Islam Awareness Week at the University, a program of the Muslim Students' Association.
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