The International Seminar Series at Illinois State has an upcoming series titled, “How Our Students Read Other Religious Cultures.”
The International Seminar Series presents ISU and the Bloomington-Normal communities with weekly opportunities to learn about a number of different international topics.
The seminars are held from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday in the Bone Student Center. The upcoming series will contribute to global religious literacy at ISU.
“We argued that global religious literacy is more important now than ever before,” Instructional Assistant Professor Larissa Kennedy said.
“We tried to showcase a range of scholarship about religion, highlighting the important ways in which study of the religious dimension remains indispensable for understanding our world today.”
The plan was also to show the ISU community the Religious Studies Program at ISU because the course has a new multi-faculty lecture and discussion format.
The keynote speaker for “How Our Students Read Other Religious Cultures,” is professor Jan Neulieb, one of the faculty members on the team this semester.
Guest speakers who are chosen to present at the seminars are usually experts in their fields. During their presentations, they often cover cultural, historical, political and social topics.
The series events have become one of ISU’s most popular internationally-focused events that take place on campus.
“I think the series this semester has gone very well. We’ve had a wide-range of speakers and topics, and have drawn a diverse audience. It’s so exciting to see students, faculty, staff and members of the community coming together,” Kennedy said.
International Seminar Series events are free and open to the public.