Series on World Religions

Two Sundays after worship and two Thursday evenings

Nearly 75% of the world's population practices one of the five most influential religions of the world: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Come find out about what other religions have in common and where they differ.

Sun, Mar. 10, 11:30am: Vodou and Roman Catholicism, led by Dr. Leslie Desmangles
Thu, Apr. 25, 6:30pm: Buddhism, led by Dr. Leslie Desmangles
Sun, Apr. 28, 11:30am: Heart of Islam, led by Father Michael Calabria
Thu, May 2, 6:30pm: Hinduism, led by Dr. Leslie Desmangles

Dr. Lesllie Desmangles is a long-time member of AHCC and Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and International Studies at Trinity College.Professor Desmangles graduated from Eastern University in 1964 with a B.A. in Music, from Palmer Seminary in Philadelphia with an M. Div. in Theology, and from Temple University in 1975 with a Ph.D. in Anthropology of Religion, specializing in Caribbean and African Studies. He has taught at Ohio Wesleyan University from 1969-1976, at De Paul University from 1976-1978, and at Trinity since 1978.

Father Michael Calabria is Assistant Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at St. Bonaventure University in New York. His experience in the Middle East and the Islamic world began more than 30 years ago when, as an Egyptology student at Johns Hopkins University (BA, 1983) and Brown University (MA, 1985), he performed archaeological work in Egypt.


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