Film Screening: A Cambodian Spring with Venerable Sovath Guest Speaker

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Contact person: Brooke Schedneck

The documentary is an intimate portrait of the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Shot over 6 years, the film charts the growing wave of land-rights protests that led to the ‘Cambodian Spring’ and the tragic events that followed. This film is about the complexities – both political and personal, of fighting for what you believe in.

After the documentary, there will be a video Q&A with one of the main characters in the film, Buddhist monk Venerable Sovath. 

https://acambodianspring.com/

Religious Studies

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

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Contact person: Christy Waldkirch

Please join us in a celebration of this Pre-Hispanic cultural tradition. Experience altars made by your friends along with papel picado. Learn to construct paper flowers and have your picture taken in the photo booth. Join us for Pan de Muerto and delicious Mexican food.

Batey Lecture Series: The Gospel of Mary Reads the Gospel of John

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The Batey Lecture Series at Rhodes College presents Karen L. King, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard University

According to the Gospel of John, the first witness to the resurrected Jesus was Mary Magdalene. An ancient gospel newly found in Egypt, the Gospel
of Mary, elaborates this account, describing the Savior’s conversation with her and his later appearance to the other disciples. While not historically accurate, the Gospel of Mary is the earliest narrative interpretation of the Gospel of John that has survived, and it reveals a new kind of Johannine Christianity.

Religious Studies

Why the Reformation Still Matters: Batey Lecture Series

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Brad S. Gregory (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Professor of History and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also the Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Before arriving at Notre Dame, he taught at Stanford University and was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. He specializes in the history of Christianity in Europe during the Reformation and on the long-term influence of this era on the modern world. His books include Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard, 1999), The Forgotten Writings of the Mennonite Martyrs (Brill, 2002), The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Belknap, 2012), and Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts that Continue to Shape Our World (Harper, 2017).

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Religious Studies