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The Third James Sawers, Jr. Interfaith Speaker Series Presents Wendy Cadge, PhD

November 7, 2019 - November 9, 2019

November 7-9, 2019

Presented by the Charleston Interreligious Council

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, November 7, 2019
4:00 PM, Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Bldg., 1st Floor, 96 Wentworth St, (downtown) Charleston, SC 29424
Lecture: Boston’s Hidden Sacred Places
Description: Describes what we can learn about spirituality and religion in the contemporary American landscape by looking at chapels and meditation rooms that exist outside of congregations.

Friday, November 8, 2019
12:00 noon, Roper-St. Francis Hospital, Board Room, Cancer Center, 2085 Henry Tecklenburg Dr. (West Ashley), Charleston, SC 29414
Lecture: Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine
Description: How spirituality and religion are present in hospitals and how healthcare professionals including chaplains think and work around the topics with patients and families.

Friday, November 8, 2019
3:30 PM, Arnold Hall, Building Jewish Studies Bldg. 1st Floor, 96 Wentworth St. (downtown) Charleston, SC 29424
Lecture: A Case of Religious Acceptance
A joint discussion led by Dr. Wendy Cadge and Dr. Elijah Siegler, Chair, Director Religious Studies, College of Charleston
Description: A Jewish born mother who became a Buddhist priestess wants her son to have a bar mitzvah at a synagogue in Syracuse, New York. The rabbi has to decide whether to allow this to happen.
What will happen? What should happen? (Source: The Pluralism Project, Harvard University).

Saturday evening, November 9, 2019
7:00 PM, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1519 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. (West Ashley), Charleston, SC 29407
Lecture: God Around the Edges: Moral Frameworks in Times of Crisis
Description: This presentation is based on her book in progress about Chaplaincy and spiritual care across institutions and sectors in the U.S..

Dr. Wendy Cadge
Dr. Cadge is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Social Science Division Head at Brandies University (Waltham, MA). She is an expert in contemporary American religion, especially related to chaplaincy, religion in public institutions, religious diversity, religion and immigration and the religious and moral aspects of healthcare. She is an award-winning teacher, the author of several books and has published more than 75 articles and is co-editor of Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion. She recently helped launch the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab (http://chaplaincyinnovation.org).

Her published books include: Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine and Heartwood, The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America. Her current book project, God Around the Edges? Moral Frameworks in Times of Crisis asks who chaplains are and what scholars can learn about how people make sense of suffering by analyzing their daily work.

She received her BA from Swarthmore College with majors in religions, sociology and anthropology, and her MA and PhD in sociology from Princeton University.


November 7, 2019
November 9, 2019