West to give inaugural Aims of Religion address
Cornel West, author of the acclaimed book "Race Matters" and, most recently, "Keeping Faith," will deliver the inaugural Aims of Religion address at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.
West, who is director of the Afro-American studies department and professor of religion at Princeton, has written extensively on the problems facing the African-American urban underclass and has worked to create and maintain an ongoing dialogue between Blacks and Jews.
Patterned after the University's annual Aims of Education address, the Aims of Religion address provides an opportunity for an invited speaker to consider the roles and purposes of religion, especially within the academic context and in individuals' life experience. Following the address, students in the audience will be invited to gather in small groups to discuss the address with selected faculty.
West's address is the opening event in the first Divinity School Spring Convocation, a series of lectures and conferences designed to bring together current Divinity School students and faculty with friends and alumni in the greater Chicago area. Spring Convocation events will take place from Wednesday, April 13, through Saturday, April 16. See the Calendar or call 702-7170 for more information.