March 8, 2012 | 7:00-9:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public
Stevenson Event Center, Room 180, UC Santa Cruz
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The Noel Q. King Memorial Lecture series celebrates the work of the late Noel King, founding father and Professor of History and Comparative Religion at UC Santa Cruz. The series reflects Noel’s lifelong commitment to, and joy in, dialogue between the faiths.
For the 2012 NQK Lecture, representatives of four of the world’s great religions join in conversation:
Interfaith Perspectives on Economic Justice, and its implications for the worldwide Occupy movement.
Ched Myers, leading the discussion, is a fifth generation Californian who has spent three decades working with faith-based peace and justice organizations, including the American Friends Service Committee, the Pacific Concerns Resource Center, and the Pacific Life Community. He is currently with the Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries, focusing on building capacity for biblical literacy, church renewal, and faith based witness for justice.
Rabbi and Congregational Cantor Paula Marcus has served Temple Beth El since 1979. She was ordained as a Rabbi in May, 2004 by the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles and has apprenticed with cantors in the U.S. and Israel. She received her BA in Judaic studies from SUNY at Binghamton and her MA degree in Rabbinic studies from the Academy of Jewish Religion.
Imam Zaid Shakir is an American Muslim scholar with a background in politics and international relations. His work balances the academic and spiritual study of Islam with being a voice of conscience in issues of race, peace, and poverty, for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. He has been ranked one of America’s most influential Muslim scholars.
Dr. Inder Mohan Singh, an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, has been instrumental in founding several technology companies as well as the Chardi Kalaa Foundation, which fosters a sense of community and reinforces Sikh values. Dr. Singh is the Chairman of LynuxWorks and cofounder of Excelan and Kalpana. He has long been active in interfaith dialogue.
Sponsored by the Noel Q. King memorial fund; the University Inter-faith Council; Santa Cruz Progressive Christian Forum; Cowell and Stevenson Colleges; and the Humanities Division of UCSC.