TCAN: Dean Gregory Sterling, Yale Divinity School
Dean Gregory Sterling of the Yale Divinity School will speak on "Building Bridges—National and Global Politics and Religious Tensions". Reception with light hors d'oeuvres precedes the presentation. $10.
Dean Sterling is highly regarded and is very involved in interfaith discussions domestically and around the world as well as issues as broad as faith and sustainability.
The globalization of our world has raised the profile of religion as a factor in international relations. The last two US presidents have established three different offices in the State Department and White House that deal with religion globally and nationally. Within the US the recent presidential campaign set religion in high relief both as a rallying factor and as a factor in determining who enters the US. Dean Sterling will address the role of religion as a source of conflict and as a source of peace. He will discuss how religion can serve as a means to build bridges rather than walls and will share how Yale Divinity School is preparing future leaders for this new reality as an example of how communities of all types can flourish together.
5:30 Reception (light hors d’oeuvres)
Hosted by the Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at http://alumninet.yale.edu/clubs/mn01/sterling.html
For more information, contact Rudy Hokanson at email@example.com or 651.249.8283. RSVP required (by PayPal or pay at door with reservation.)