Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven Lecture Series

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Current Series

Fall 2020

Past Series

Spring 2020

  Spring 2016 - All the World's a StageFall 2015 - Standing the Test of TimeSpring 2015 - Remarkable WomenFall 2014 - Democracy TodaySpring 2014 - LincolnFall 2013 - Turning Points

Fall 2019

Exploring Religion, Sprituality and Cultural Traditions Around the Globe

Religion and spirituality play central roles in one’s identity. These oft-unexplored and-unquestioned tenets of faith guide our traditions, our family structures and our laws. Governments, media and other institutionsinteract with, react to and protect religious communities in different ways throughout the world. Join us this fall for an exploration of the diversity of world religions from their origins and ancient practices to misconceptions and representations in modern life.

Lectures in the Fairhaven Lecture Series are open to the public at no charge and are held on Mondays at 3:00 pm during the academic year in Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 West Starin Road in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Guest/street parking is adjacent to the building



Divine Ecstasy: Knowledge, Love and Unity in Sufism

Hala Ghoneim, Associate Professor, Languages and Literatures




Living the Kingdom of God: The Origin and Experience of Mormonism in America

Michael Gueno, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies



Piety and Precarity: American Prayer Between the Wars

David Reinhart, lecturer, Philosophy and Religious Studies



Unveiling Facts About Islam: Common Misconceptions, Western Media Representations and Stereotypes

Amal Ibrahim, associate professor, Communication



Tantra: Medieval Indian Technologies of Sex, Power, Magic and Enlightenment

Nathan Mcgovern, Associate Professor, Philosphy and Religious Studies




An Enduring Tradition: Hmong Cultural and Cosmological Beliefs and Practices

Nengher Vang, Associate Professor, History

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Human Evolution and Religion: Exploring Christian and Buddhist Perspectives

Richard Hanson, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy



The Origins of Shi'a Islam

Molly Patterson, Associate Professor, History


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