Interfaith Team Recommends Upcoming Lectures

The Interfaith team recommends the upcoming lecture series at University Congregational UCC.

Miroslav Volf, Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture and Henry B. Wright, Professor of Theology at Yale University Divinity School, will give a series of lectures on “Allah: A Christian Response” on February 8-10, 2013 at University Congregational United Church of Christ.

On Friday, February 8, Dr. Volf will speak on “Do Muslims and Christians Believe in the Same God?” from 7 to 8:30 PM.  Tickets for the Friday evening lecture are $15.

On Saturday, February 9, Miroslav Volf will give two lectures: “God’s unity, in Christianity and Islam” and “God’s love and love of enemy, in Christianity and Islam” from 9 AM to Noon at University Congregational United Church of Christ.  Tickets for the Saturday lecture are $40.  Tickets for both Friday evening and Saturday are $50.

Dr. Volf will also give a talk at 9 AM on “Victim’s memory: How to remember well when we have been hurt” on Sunday, February 10 and preach a sermon on “Loving God for Nothing” during the 10 AM worship service.  Tickets are on sale now.

Registration forms are available at: www.universityucc.org or in the Church Office at 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.  Discounted tickets for college and seminary students, group rates and a “pay what you can” option are available.  For tickets or information, contact (206) 524-6255, ext. 3447 or lectureseries@universityucc.org.  Tickets are also available at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/296753.

Miroslav Volf teaches theology at Yale University.  A native of Croatia, he forged a theology of forgiveness and nonviolence, reconciliation, gift giving, and memory of wrongs.  Volf has argued in many contexts for Christian faith to be seen not as an additive to help us cope with this or that problem, but as a way of life.  Faith, he argues, matters in all spheres of life.

Members of All Pilgrims who wish to attend the lectures but feel they cannot afford the ticket cost should contact David Paul.