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"Of Many" Film Screening and Discussion -- Sept. 15th 7pm

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Of Many Film Screening and Discussion with film makers
Sept 15, THH 301 7PM
Check out the trailer:
Of Many chronicles the unlikely friendship forged by two men — the Muslim and Jewish spiritual leaders representing New York…

Yoga, Meditation, Health conference! Sep 20-21 at USC

FIND OUT WHAT ELSE IS COMING ACROSS THE BORDER: Dance of the Maize God

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Followed by a Q&A with Director David Lebrun

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 4PM

Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Reservation link:

Cavan Concannon Rethinks Early Christianity

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Researching for his new book, Cavan Concannon excavated at Corinth, Greece, and studied in the country for a year.

The book title is a reference to a quote from Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:2: “You know that when you were Gentiles, you were carried away before these dumb idols, and led astray.”

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To learn why he chose “specters” in the subtitle of his first book, click here:

http://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/1841/rethinking-early-christianity/

These are the faces of USC Religion -- Psalm Chang

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When you enter the sanctum sanctorum….ACB 130….where Linda Wootton resides…where offerings appear regularly in faculty mailboxes…where enlivening libations can be found in the room off to the left, one of the first faces you will see is PSALM CHANG!

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Psalm Chang is a student administrative…

Need help explaining the religion major to your parents or friends? Send them the link to our new video.

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http://dornsife.usc.edu/videos/undergraduate/835/religion-major-at-usc-dornsife/ 

USC Dornsife majors study religious ideas, practices, and communities from a variety of disciplinary approaches, including politics, history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, visual culture and literary studies. To learn more: http://dornsife.usc.edu/religion

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Middle East studies welcomes you to meet Religion and other faculty members and students!

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Wed. Sept 17th, 2014  

SOS 205

4:30-6pm

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One of the top 500 influential Muslims. Free lunch. "What Matters to Me and Why" is a must-see.

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October 1 NOON

FREE LIGHT LUNCH SERVED

Ground Zero Coffehouse

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Sherman Jackson holds the King Faisal Chair in Islamic Though and Culture and is a Professor of Religion and Amercian Studies and Ethnicity at USC. His research interests focus on issues of race, immigration, liberalism,…

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Faithful Jew, Jesus’s first disciple, Muslim saint, feminist icon — the Virgin Mary’s fluid and complex persona and image are remade with each cultural interpretation by those who venerate her. 
Join scholars Judith Dupré, Lisa Bitel, and Ruqayya Khan for an illustrated discussion that’s sure to be both illuminating and enlightening. 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
6:30 PM Refreshments; 7:00 PM Presentation 
Caruso Catholic Center 844 West Thirty Second Street • Los Angeles, CA 90007
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
An illuminated discussion with scholars Judith Dupré, Lisa Bitel and Ruqayya Khan.
The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC presents
The Virgin Mary, Magnified
Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives on Mary of Nazareth

uscreligion:

Faithful Jew, Jesus’s first disciple, Muslim saint, feminist icon — the Virgin Mary’s fluid and complex persona and image are remade with each cultural interpretation by those who venerate her. 

Join scholars Judith Dupré, Lisa Bitel, and Ruqayya Khan for an illustrated discussion that’s sure to be both illuminating and enlightening. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

6:30 PM Refreshments; 7:00 PM Presentation 

Caruso Catholic Center 844 West Thirty Second Street • Los Angeles, CA 90007

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

An illuminated discussion with scholars Judith Dupré, Lisa Bitel and Ruqayya Khan.

The Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC presents

The Virgin Mary, Magnified

Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives on Mary of Nazareth

"Of Many" Film Screening and Discussion — Sept. 15th 7pm

Of Many Film Screening and Discussion with film makers
Sept 15, THH 301 7PM
Check out the trailer: 
Of Many chronicles the unlikely friendship forged by two men — the Muslim and Jewish spiritual leaders representing New York University’s student body — and how they banded their groups together to provide aid to Americans struck by disaster.
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Set against the dramatic backdrop of 9/11, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the tension between Jewish and Muslim students on college campuses, Of Many focuses on the surprising and transformative relationship between an orthodox rabbi and imam, who serve as university chaplains in New York City. Through a series of voyages to communities struck by catastrophe, we witness young religious Jews and Muslims working together and overcoming long-standing divides. Timely and funny, this short documentary offers an inspiring and hopeful narrative of friendship and cooperation between faiths.
 
About Imam Khalid Latif
Muslim Chaplain, New York University Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership
 
After attending NYU as an undergraduate student and serving as the president of the Islamic Center student organization on campus, Imam Khalid Latif began to serve as Muslim chaplain to both NYU and the New York City Police Department. At NYU, he began to conduct multifaith work with Rabbi Yehuda Sarna. Inspired by the thousands of students in religious services at NYU, Imam Latif was seeking to create an opportunity to work across faiths. Imam Latif, working closely with Rabbi Sarna, Chelsea Clinton, and Linda Mills, founded OM in response to NYU students who sought opportunities to cross faith boundaries. As an adjunct faculty member of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Imam Latif and Rabbi Sarna now co-teach a course at NYU titled, “Multifaith Leadership in the 21st Century.”
 
About Rabbi Yehuda Sarna
Jewish Chaplain, New York University Co-Founder and Senior Fellow, Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership
 
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna has been the Skirball Executive Director of NYU?s Bronfman Center or Jewish Student Life since 2012. He has been deeply involved in multifaith work for his entire tenure at NYU. Joining the University in the wake of the September 11th attacks, Rabbi Sarna - collaborating with Imam Latif -has worked to ensure that the tenor of Jewish-Muslim dialogue on campus remains peaceful and supportive. Inspired by the thousands of Jewish students at NYU, Rabbi Sarna helped create a pathway for multifaith activities through Of Many, as one of its co-founders. As an adjunct faculty member at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Rabbi Sarna now co-teaches a course with Imam Latif titled, “Multifaith Leadership in the 21st Century.”
 
About Linda Mills
 
Co-Founder, Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership
Co-Chair, Of Many Advisory Board
 
Linda G. Mills is the inaugural Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor and Vice Chancellor for Global Programs at New York University, and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute. Mills, born in Los Angeles, California co-directed the documentary, Auf Wiedersehen: ‘Til We Meet Again, a film that explores the intergenerational transmission of trauma from the Holocaust to 9-11. The film was an official selection at eight film festivals, including the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival where Auf Wiedersehen won an audience award, Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival and the Vienna Jewish Film Festival. Dr. Mills is also an accomplished producer; her projects include The Reality Show: NYU, which received the 2010 Silver Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and The Heart of Intimate Abuse, for which she received a Telly Award. Her scholarly work challenges the current paradigms of domestic abuse by rethinking how we respond to violence in intimate relationships.
 
There will be a discussion immediately following the event with the imam,  the rabbi and the director.
http://sait.usc.edu/spectrum/events_details.asp?EventID=923

Yoga, Meditation, Health conference! Sep 20-21 at USC

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Sep

Cavan Concannon Rethinks Early Christianity

Researching for his new book, Cavan Concannon excavated at Corinth, Greece, and studied in the country for a year.

The book title is a reference to a quote from Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:2: “You know that when you were Gentiles, you were carried away before these dumb idols, and led astray.”

To learn why he chose “specters” in the subtitle of his first book, click here:

http://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/1841/rethinking-early-christianity/

FIND OUT WHAT ELSE IS COMING ACROSS THE BORDER: Dance of the Maize God

uscreligion:

Followed by a Q&A with Director David Lebrun

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 4PM

Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Reservation link:

Need help explaining the religion major to your parents or friends? Send them the link to our new video.

uscreligion:

http://dornsife.usc.edu/videos/undergraduate/835/religion-major-at-usc-dornsife/ 

USC Dornsife majors study religious ideas, practices, and communities from a variety of disciplinary approaches, including politics, history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, visual culture and literary studies. To learn more: http://dornsife.usc.edu/religion

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Image source: http://tinyurl.com/nxtjgsn

These are the faces of USC Religion — Psalm Chang

When you enter the sanctum sanctorum….ACB 130….where Linda Wootton resides…where offerings appear regularly in faculty mailboxes…where enlivening libations can be found in the room off to the left, one of the first faces you will see is PSALM CHANG!

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Psalm Chang is a student administrative associate in the USC Religion office. She has been a member of the Trojan family since 2013.


How long have you been connected to USC’s School of Religion?

I’ve worked here since my freshman year, I’ve learned that the staff is hardworking, welcoming, and the faculty are enthusiastic about the subjects that are being taught. I feel very comfortable working here, and am looking forward to another great year!

Your passion is Occupational Therapy. What attracted you to this field?


Growing up, I have long been intrigued by the sciences, people, and art. I wanted an occupation in which I could integrate all three interests, and occupational therapy (OT) seems to be the perfect match. OT is a broad field that would allow me to think out of the box and create the best plan of recovery that is suitable to maximize an individual’s quality of life. As an occupational therapist, I would be able to interact with patients and see the outcomes of their progress!

What do you do to round out your life, aside from occupational therapy?

I enjoy traveling/exploring, marking art, playing the guitar and ukulele, and photography. I’ve been involved with my Christian fellowship, Grace on Campus, since my freshman year. I am also the vice president of USC’s Pre-Occupational Therapy Club and a ME leader for Motivate & Empower.

Psalm — we’re glad you’re part of our team in Religion!