Lecture: Communities of Faith and Covid-19

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Lecture Details

Event Date4/2/2020
Event LocationBerkeley California
Event DescriptionIn these precarious times, Americans need more guidance than ever before from religious and spiritual leaders. Yet in many places we have ceased gathering together. How can faith communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what advice do religious leaders have for American citizens right now? On April 1st, Baylor University's Robert P. George Initiative on Faith, Ethics and Public Policy, held a livestreamed discussion on how believers and religious communities can thrive during this extraordinary season and so be prepared to contribute to America's common good. Sponsors: Baylor in Washington and The Trinity Forum Participants: Dr. Robert P. George, McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University, Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University Professor Hamza Yusuf Hanson, President of Zaytuna College Dr. Daniel Mark, Assistant Professor at Villanova University Moderated by: Cherie Harder, President of The Trinity Forum

Event Transcripts


SHY Book Recommendations made at this Event

Quotes Made at this Event

Jane Austen: The Complete Novels - Note: How most families try to keep their wealth within their family specifically about the English.
Confessions - "`If you think Christian Theology is dumb then you haven`t read anything by St Augustine or...`" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Moby Dick - "(Herman Melville) Possibly the greatest American Author" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Moby Dick - "

I just reread finished Moby Dick again, which was an incredibly rewarding experience.  One of the tragedies of having to read things in high school and colleges that you're really not ready for them.  So it's very important to read them when you have enough life experience and Moby Dick was a complete eye opener for me about the very things Dr. Cornell was talking about earlier about the hierarchy and social injustice.  And this madness that the head of this ship, which is going to take everybody to destruction.  And I found out because I wanted to know where he got the name Moby Dick.  And I actually found out that it was after Austin Beale who was who had a ship called the Moby Dick.  And he was smuggling slaves on this ship out of the south and he was doing this in the 1850s in Boston.

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf