Community Members Invited to Sustained Interfaith Dialogues about Death
October 31 at 11 a.m. in Frederic K. Miller Chapel
Annville, PA (10/26/2017) — Each of us must someday face the fact that we are mortal. Along the way, we must reckon with the mortality of others as well. Religions offer people many different ideas and practices to help us face death. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m., representatives of local congregations will discuss death, the topic of LVC's second (of six) interfaith dialogues this academic year. Panelists will engage questions about life, death, and the role religion plays in facing our mortality: What does your religion/worldview tell you about the nature of a human life and its ending? What comes after death, if anything? What role does the idea or our mortality play in how we live our lives?
Panelists for the six sustained dialogues, now in its fifth consecutive year, will represent Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and nature-based religions. After panelists provide initial responses, the topic will open to all participants for comment and question. A light pizza lunch will accompany the discussion, scheduled to last approximately one hour.
Sustained Dialogues (SDs), which are conducted at colleges and universities across the United States, typically focus on social issues within a particular area such as ethnic background, social status, genders, political affiliations, and religion. The dialogues at Lebanon Valley College are free and open to the public. To register, call 717-867-6135 or email email@example.com.