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Culture, Religion & Society
September 26 at 12:00 AM - October 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM
IDIS 491: RELIGION & VIOLENCE
T/TH 3:00-4:15, REC225, Dr. Ashley Purpura
In this course we will explore the relations between religion and violence across time, cultures, and traditions. We will consider religiously motivated violence towards oneself (such as fasting and voluntary martyrdom) and others (such as war and terror), as well as the appropriation of and responses to violence within sacred texts and practices. Through engaging interdisciplinary theories of religious violence we will develop our understanding and assessment of recent violence enacted in the name of religion. Students will have the opportunity to research areas of their own interests throughout the semester, and all students are welcome without prerequisite!
October 30, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Come join the Latino Cultural Center (LCC) as we celebrate the 12th Annual, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. The celebration honors the dead in a contemporary, unique and vibrant way, valuing ancestry, heritage, and local efforts."
Some of the Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead activities include:
• Ofrendas (Altars) will be on display, representing various causes and honoring past loved ones.
• Arts and craft stations such as decorating sugar skulls and paper masks
• Traditional cuisine and pan de muerto (dead bread)
• Customary music and a festive environment open to everyone!
FREE and open to the public!
In collaboration with Purdue Student Union Board (PSUB).
For more information call 494-2530 or visit www.purdue.edu/LCC
October 30, 2014 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Latino Cultural Center is looking for individuals, departments, student organizations and community groups interested in building an altar for the 12th annual Día de los Muertos celebration that will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the France A Córdova Recreational Sports Center, Black & Gold Gym Courts 1-3.
Please reserve your space before October 20th at 5:00 p.m. To reserve your altar space or for additional information, please contact Marisol Uribe at (765) 494-2530, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
October 31, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Graveyard of the Gods is a farewell to all the long forgotten deities. It is an opportunity to demonstrate that there are thousands upon thousands of gods out there, and most of them are no longer worshiped. The Graveyard of the Gods activity is not an attack on religion, but a way to demonstrate why Blaise Pascal's infamous Wager primarily doesn't work because it assumes only one possible god to place bets on.
November 06, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota (Sioux), will share his journey of overcoming racism as a young boy to winning the gold medal in the 10,000 meter event in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. In his new role as a philanthropist, Billy serves as a strong advocate for American Indian youths through his foundation, Running Strong for American Indian Youth. This event is held in collaboration with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion; the Eiteljorg Museum; The LGBTQ Center.
Event is free and open to the public. To make your reservation, go to http://bit.ly/BillyMills or call 494-4540
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