Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Global Religious Studies to Host Guest Speaker

Dr. Diane Moore, director of the Harvard Religious Literacy Project, will deliver the keynote address at the fall meeting of the Global Religious Studies Group at Bridgewater State University.

The public is invited to attend the keynote entitled Global Religions in the Public Square: A Conversation with Dr. Diane Moore on Wednesday, Oct. 26 starting at 12:20 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center, 24 Park Ave.

Dr. Moore, a senior lecturer of religious studies and education and senior fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religion at Harvard Divinity School, focuses her research on enhancing public understanding of religion through education from the lens of critical theory.

Her current project is a Massive Open Online Course through HarvardX entitled Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures, which is the first in a series entitled World Religions Through Their Scriptures.

She is also the principal investigator for a three-year initiative entitled Religious Literacy and the Professions, a collaboration between Harvard Divinity School and Boston University. She is coordinator of the Religious Studies and Education Certificate and serves on the Task Force for Training, Tools and Methods at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Religious and Global Affairs.

In addition to numerous academic awards and achievements, in 2014 she received the Petra Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award from the Harvard Extension School and the Griffiths Award from the Connecticut Council for Interfaith Understanding for her work in promoting the public understanding of religion.

A reception will follow in the atrium of the science and mathematics center.

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