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[322] Science and Spirituality Forum at MTSU tackles evolution, religion on March 6

FOR RELEASE: March 4, 2013
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, gina.logue@mtsu.edu

Science and Spirituality Forum at MTSU tackles evolution, religion on March 6

MURFREESBORO — “The Impact of Evolution on Religion” will be the next topic of MTSU’s spring semester Science and Spirituality Forum.

Dr. Rami Shapiro, adjunct professor of religious studies, will guide the brown-bag luncheon discussion starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Room 475 of the James E. Walker Library.

Shapiro, an ordained rabbi, is an award-winning poet and essayist whose liturgical writings are used in prayer services throughout North America. He has written more than a dozen works of translation, biblical commentary and nonfiction.

A graduate of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Shapiro holds a doctoral degree in Judaic studies from Union Graduate School.

The brown-bag luncheon is the second event in a three-part lecture series titled “Between God and Galapagos: The Impact of New Evolutionary Thinking on the Sciences and Humanities.”

The lecture series title refers to the exploration of the intersection of spiritual thinking with the evolutionary progress symbolized by the Galapagos Islands, a Pacific island chain studied by Charles Darwin as he formulated his theory of evolution.

All events in the forum are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the lecture series website at http://library.mtsu.edu/spirituality/index.php, or contact Bill Black at 615-898-8378 or william.black@mtsu.edu.


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