2008 – 2009

November 18

Religion, Globalization, and the Public Sphere

A conversation between Hans Küng, President, Foundation for a Global Ethic; Mark Juergensmeyer, Director, UCSB Ofalea Center; and Wade Clark Roof, Director, UCSB Walter H. Capps Center. (#20074)
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February 7

Everything Must Change: Rediscovering Christian Faith as a Spiritual-Social Movement

Author and nondenominational pastor Brian McLaren discusses what he considers to be the most imperative global crises, how Christians are equipped to grapple with them, and how Christians can join with people of other backgrounds as advocates for change. (#16611)
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March 1

Aaron Glantz: The War Comes Home

How does America treat its veterans? An independent journalist specializing in the impacts of war, Aaron Glantz, provides a devastating indictment of the Bush administration for its blatant neglect of soldiers and its disingenuous reneging on their benefits. (#16609)
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April 2

Spirituality and Culture

Sister Joan D. Chittister, a Benedictine nun, discusses how culture changes and the implications those changes have for contemporary spirituality. She focuses on the stages of revitalization, global definitions of the seven capital sins, and American society as it moves into the 21st century. (#16612)
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