Samford to Host Discussion of Religious Violence April 18
Samford University’s Philosophy Department and Phi Kappa Phi honor society will host a public panel discussion on religion and violence 3-5 p.m. April 18 in Brooks Hall Auditorium.
Panelists will discuss how the various religions assess, theologically, the presence of violence both in their history and society. Organizers hope the event also will help build more common commitments among the religions.
The panel will include:
Lisa J. Battaglia, Samford assistant professor of religion, with specialty in Asian religions
Abby McMurry, Panel master of ceremony, Samford pre-med senior, Phi Kappa Phi member
Jonathan Miller, Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of Birmingham
Bunyamin Ozaydin, assistant professor in UAB’s Health Informatics Program, member of the Turkish/American Muslim community, volunteer at the Peace Valley Foundation
Dennis Sansom, professor and chair of Samford’s Philosophy Department, with specialty in Christian ethics