Lecture on Nov. 10: Does Religion Cause Violence?
Join the people of St. Michael's, Geneseo, for "Does Religion Cause Violence?", a lecture in partnership with the Livingston County Coalition of Churches and the Geneseo Interfaith Service Project. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted at the Doty Recital Hall, SUNY Geneseo, on November 10 at 7 p.m.
The guest lecturer is Dr. William T. Cavanaugh, author of The Myth of Religious Violence. Cavanaugh is the director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology (CWCIT) and Professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. His areas of specialization are in political theology, economic ethics, and ecclesiology, and he has authored several books on these topics, including Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire (Eerdmans, 2008), Migrations of the Holy: Theologies of State and Church (Eerdmans, 2011), and The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2009). “Cavanaugh dismantles the myth that “religion” is fundamentally violent.”