Circumventing Methodological Challenges: Identity, Ritual, & the case of the Unwanted Circumcision of a Hindu Boy
Dr. Sarma fleshes out the methodological and bioethical complexities that emerge from a malpractice case for which he was retained as an expert consultant, concerning an innocent infant, a child of Hindu parents, who was circumcised without the required parental consent.
Friday, October 19 11:10-12:30
Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00pm
The Community of Saint Peter
7100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 125
Cleveland, OH 44103-4038
Women’s Leadership in the Twentieth-Century Church
We often think of women’s ordination as a progressive, “new” debate. But women have been asking for a greater role in the liturgy and eucharist for centuries. And American women were never closer to achieving that goal than in the 1940s – 1950s, when a cadre of exceptional young friends led ministries of social justice that gained the support of leading priests and bishops. Those three women were Dorothy Day, Patricia Crowley, and Nina Polcyn. Each of these women is well-known for the organizations they founded. (Dorothy founded the Catholic Worker movement. Patty founded the Christian Family Movement and, later, Call to Action. Nina founded the Catholic library movement.) Although less-frequently remembered for it, Day, Polcyn, and Crowley were also at the forefront of the debate over whether women could one day become deacons or priests. This lecture will explore the relationship between social justice and women’s ministry, using these three exemplars as case studies in the potential of and obstacles to increasing women’s leadership in the Church.
“The Karma and Dharma of Hindu Bioethics”
Identify principles of Hindu bioethics in order to improve physician- patient, physician-family, physician-nurse, and/or physician- physician communication and interaction.
Describe different strategies and techniques for identifying and responding to Hindu bioethical issues.
Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.
Harvey Morse Auditorium
South Tower, Plaza Level
“God Complexes” and “Complex Gods”: Emancipatory Practices in
Religion and Hip Hop
Dr. Joy Bostic, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, will explore the use of “divine grammars” by Black hip hop and contemporary pop artists to address complex issues of race, gender, sexuality, power and divinity. A discussion will follow.
Tuesday, September 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Crawford Hall, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Room A13 (Ground Floor)
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Dr. Timothy Beal will be presenting at the annual meeting of the American Theological Library Association in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 14.
RLGN 245: GODS, MONSTERS, and MACHINES: FROM FRANKENSTEIN TO WESTWORLD and BEYOND
Ratner Family Lecture delivered by Dr. Albert J. Raboteau on April 11, 2018 now available for viewing at Balm in Gilead: Memory, Mourning, and Healing in African American Autobiography
Dr. Joy R. Bostic, and the other award winners, will be recognized at the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Annual Diversity Achievement Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A. During the luncheon, members of the CWRU community will be recognized for their contributions to enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. The luncheon is free and open to the CWRU community.
Dr. Joy R. Bostic will present the paper, “The Lemonade Class, Kendrick Lamar, and Afrofuturism from P-Funk to Get Out: Emancipatory Pedagogies and Black Cultural Production” at the Africa and Global Atlantic World Conference at Kent State University, Friday, April 13. She has also been invited to present the paper “Hip Hop, God Complexes, and Complex Gods” at the Spiritual but not Religious: Past, Present, Future(s) Conference at Harvard Divinity School’s’ Center for the Study of World Religions Center on Saturday, April 14th.
Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, will be presenting at Cyberinfrastructure Day 2018 on “Neural Machine Translation of Classic Texts, And Other Adventures of a HPC Newb from the Humanities” at 9:00 am on Friday, April 13, in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium. https://case.edu/utech/research-computing/ci-day-2018/