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Naturalism in Religion

Recorded: May 1, 2019

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What Religious People Think About Science (and Scientists)

Elaine Howard Ecklund, PhD Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences Director, Religion and Public Life Rice UniversityDr. Gregory Cootsona Comparative Religion and Humanities Department CSU,…

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Folktales of the Afghani Jews

Audrey Armstrong Undergraduate Anthropology California State University, Chico Audrey Armstrong presents her findings from an interview with the son of an Afghani Jew. She explains how the common…

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Injustice Against Humanity- An Islamic Perspective

Sheikh Faiyaz Jaffer Associate Chaplin & Assistant Research Scholar New York University Early in his presentation, Sheikh Faiyaz Jaffer declares, “Every human being desires justice,”…

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What Constitutes Scripture?

Dr. David Bertaina Chair, History Department University of Illinois-Springfield Dr. Najm Yousefi Faculty, History Department CSU, Chico In the first part of this presentation, Dr. Bertaina…

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Religion in the Public Sphere: Conflict or Dialogue?

Dr. Vernon Andrews San Jose State University Dr. Jason Clower CSU, Chico Dr. Andrew M. Flescher State University of New York, Stony Brook Dr. Katherine G. McCarthy CSU, Chico Dr. Sarah M. Pike…

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Islamophobia: The New Anti-Semitism

Dr. Amin Asfari Faculty, Wake Technology College & North Carolina Wesleyan College Dr. Amin Asfari has a deeply personal reason for working to educate people about prejudice. His cousin was…

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Global Policy Series: US-Israeli Relations

Dr. Jed Wyrick Faculty, CSU, Chico Comparative Religions and Humanities Department Dr. Wyrick discusses the role of Israel in U.S. Foreign Policy and in the 2016 Presidential election from a…

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Israeli Life and Leisure in the 21st Century

Dr. Michael Leitner Faculty, CSU, Chico Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Department Dr. Leitner’s presentation is based on the book he and Sara Leitner edited, “Inside…

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Christian Maps, Jewish Monsters: Creating a Grotesque Past and a Horrifying Future

Dr. Asa Simon Mittman Professor, Art and History, Chico State Dr. Mittman discusses how ancient maps portray Jews as monsters and how these perceptions continue to influence the world today. Much…

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Creating Yourgasm

Amy Luna Manderino Author Ms. Manderino is currently working on research for a book about shifting paradigms regarding aging, gender, and sexuality. She asserts that understanding physical,…

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Whither the Secular City

Dr. Louis Greenspan Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Dr. Greenspan, a scholar of Canadian intellectual history and modern, liberal Jewish thought, traces the…

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