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April 9-13, 2018

Norman Miller Center

The Mystical Arts of Tibet - Mandala Sand Painting

Featuring the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery
Opening Ceremony- Monday, April 9, 1:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony- Friday, April 13, 1:00 p.m.

This event will be live streamed at daily the week of the event.

The Mandala is a sacred cosmogram used as an object of contemplation. It depicts the pure nature of the world in which we live as well as how we can live most effectively. By creating a sand Mandala we bring the creative energy of that sacred dimension into our lives and attune ourselves to this natural perfection.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6 p.m.

Ft. Howard Theater, Bemis International Center

The Symbolism of the Sand Mandala

Featuring the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Better Together Day
Better Together Day celebrates interfaith dialogue and service on campuses around the country. Part of the Interfaith Youth Core, Better Together Day events vary every year and at every campus. Stay tuned to hear more about SNC's Better Together Day celebration on April 10
Thursday, April 12, 2018
6 p.m.

Walter Theatre

The Mystical Arts of Tibet

Sacred music and dance performance featuring the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Sunday, April 22, 2018 Earth Day
Wednesday, April 25
6 p.m.

Cofrin 11

Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land: Part Two, The Modern Era

Dr. Robert Kramer
Professor of History

In the centuries after the rise of Islam, relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims tended to be stable, and even cordial, in the region of Palestine. Political instability and economic stress of course affected these relations, but only to a limited degree, and the principle of religious co-existence prevailed. It was rather the occasion of foreign invasions--the Crusades and the Mongols in particular--that posed the greatest threat, as the Muslim majority sought to reassert itself from a position of fear and mistrust. As the long period of Ottoman Turkish rule drew to a close in the 19th century, new forces were at work in the Middle East: European imperialism, Western modernizing culture, and especially the rise of nationalism. These three things, combined with the increased persecution of Jews in eastern Europe, made possible the rise of Zionism, and with it, a steady Jewish colonization of "the Land of Israel." In the wake of World War One and the invention of nation-states in the Middle East, a "new order" came about in the region, and with it, a level of inter-religious strife previously unknown. While all countries in the Middle East have witnessed this strife over the last 100 years, it is in Israel/Palestine that the most significant and intractable conflict is located. This talk will explain the historical background to the conflict since the late Ottoman era, with a special emphasis on the later 20th century.

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