How do we balance Faith and Reason?

    Welcome to another year celebrating what makes us human through "Rites. Rights. Writes." This year our focus is on how we all balance faith and reason in our lives during our yearlong, universitywide exploration of the influence of the arts across the multiple dimensions - and discourse communities - of our lives.

    The capacity for faith and the ability to reason are two fundamental features that make us human. And this year we will focus our community discussion on how arts shape perceptions of social issues and how they create cultural, political and personal change through the dual, but complimentary, lenses of faith and reason.

    "Rites. Rights. Writes." was inspired in 2013 by the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and the compelling challenges of advancing global human rights in the 21st century.

    This year's focus on faith and reason builds on our developments and discoveries so we can continue to act to improve global conditions.

    Faith & Reason - the origins of humanity?

    Main Events

    Events of the 2014-15 "Rites. Rights. Writes." examine the human need for spirituality in the broader context of academic exploration. A select series of events, on and off campus, embody this year's theme of "Faith & Reason." Musical performances, art exhibitions, lectures, colloquia and conferences will inspire us to reflect on the complex connections of mind and spirit that live within all of us.


    In addition to individual, stand-alone events, the 2014-15 academic year promises an exciting and varied list of events and activities brought together under the themes of these campuswide serial programs:

    • Campus Cultural Connections
    • Dead Man Walking Series
    • Dunbar Series
    • Faith & Reason Events
    • Imprints and Impressions Series

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