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Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know and Doesn’t – Stephen Prothero (Grand Rapids)

Date:
November 10, 2010
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Fountain Street Church
24 Fountain NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States

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Organized by:
GRCC Diversity Learning Center
Phone: 616-234-3390
Email: diversity@grcc.edu

Description:

Join fellow CFI members at GRCC’s Diversity Lecture Series featuring Stephen Prothero speaking on Religious Literacy: What Every American needs to Know — And Doesn’t. Are the world’s religions different paths up the same mountain? imageThis appears to be a common, prevailing sentiment. But, as Stephen Prothero persuasively argues, this sentiment is naive, dangerous, and untrue.

(We are aware of the controversy regarding some of Prothero’s statements about Atheists/Atheism, but feel that this is a good opportunity for our members to hear what the author has to say and engage with him directly.)

Parking is available in the GRCC Parking Ramp at the corner of Fountain St. & Bostwick Ave. Parking in the GRCC Ramp is $3.00 with a discount pass. Discount passes are available at the lecture. There is also on-the-street meter parking available.

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

About Stephen Prothero

World-Religions Scholar, Author

Stephen Prothero is a professor in the Department of Religion at Boston University and the author of numerous books, most recently God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—and Why Their Differences Matter and the New York Times bestseller Religious Literacy: What Americans Need to Know –And Doesn’t. Prothero received his BA from Yale in American Studies and his PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard. He has commented on religion on dozens of National Public Radio programs, and on television on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, FOX, and PBS. He was also a guest on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, he has also written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Globe.