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October 2017

Being American Muslims: A Conversation

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newman Hall, USC Caruso Catholic Center, 844 W. 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Sana Tayyen and her son, Ahmed, will share their experiences of working, studying and living as American Muslims in Los Angeles. Representation, politics and the culture of faith will be among the many topics. Father James L. Heft, S.M., from USC’s Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies will moderate, with audience questions to follow. Dr.Tayyen is currently a Lecturer of Religion at USC. She holds a PhD in Religion and an MA in Philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. Her work focuses…

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Religions and Homelessness High Level Roundtable

October 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
USC Davidson Conference Center, 3409 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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A wide-ranging interfaith roundtable will convene at USC on Wednesday, October 18th, to discuss religions and the Los Angeles homelessness crisis. The roundtable, which will be held in the Vineyard Room of the Davidson Center, is co-sponsored by four USC organizations--the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the Office of Religious Life, and the Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness. Among the nearly 60 interfaith leaders in attendance will be Archbishop José H. Gómez of the Los Angeles…

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November 2017

Evangelicals and Catholics: Yesterday and Today

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Newman Hall, USC Caruso Catholic Center, 844 W. 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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Spend an evening with leading Evangelical theologian and philosopher, Richard Mouw, as he explores the relationship between Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States, both past and present. Dr. Mouw, who has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, served for 20 years as the president of Fuller Seminary, the largest evangelical seminary in the United States.

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January 2018

Religion in America: Where We Stand Today – co-sponsored Pepperdine Center for Faith and Learning

January 17

Throughout the second half of the 20th century, religious leaders, movements, ideas and institutions figured prominently in American culture and politics—from Martin Luther King, Jr., Billy Graham and Rabbi Abraham Heschel through Secular Theology, the Anti-Vietnam marches, Liberation Theology, the embrace of Asian gurus, spirituality and cults to the rise of the Religious Right and the culture wars that changed the shape of American politics. How has that changed in the 21st century, and how does that affect current sociopolitical…

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February 2018

Racism in the Catholic Church

February 13
Caruso Catholic Center, 844 W. 32nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
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What is a working definition of racism? What has the Universal Church said about racism throughout history? What happened when theology clashed with slavery in America? Where is a road that can lead to racial equality in the 21st century? Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., one of just 24 African-American bishops in history, will answer those questions and more.

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