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Speaker Series

The A.D. Bruce Religion Center Speak Series provides the UH community an opportunity to learn more about Faith, Religion and Spirituality in framework not often discussed. The various speakers will invite you into a discussion that will introduce a new perspective while also acknowledging the complexities of navigating societal issues from a faith-based perspective.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

  • Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Topic: ON SIN & SALVATION: Navigating the Christian and Islamic Traditions to Find Truth
  • Speaker(s): Fahad Tasleem & Thabiti Anyabwile
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Location: Student Centers South, Theater
  • Register

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

  • Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023
  • Topic: Sacred Fire: Preparing for Healing & Reconciliation
  • Speaker(s): Laura Marshall Clark and Claire Mummert
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Location: A.D. Bruce Religion Center, 2nd Floor Room 201 (Meditation Chapel)
  • Indigenous peoples of the Gulf Coast region inhabited these lands for thousands of years before first contact with Europeans. Join us as we explore together the impact of the troubled history of Texas, the great loss of Native American lives, and erasure of tribal cultures.
  • View the Sacred Fire Flyer

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Topic: De-mystifying Divination: African Spirituality in the Americas
  • Speaker: Carlie Pierre
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Location: A.D. Bruce Religion Center, 2nd Floor Atrium
  • Join us for a discussion on the history of African spirituality throughout the Americas, common myths, and inclusive practices when learning about religious and non-religious spirituality outside of the Western civilization.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

  • Topic: Abortion in Jewish Law
  • Speaker(s): Rabbi Kenny Weiss
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Location: A.D. Bruce Religion Center, 2nd Floor Room 201 (Meditation Chapel)
  • Rabbi Kenny Weiss, Houston Hillel Executive Director and Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the University of Houston, will present an overview of abortion in Jewish law from the perspective of traditional and liberal Jewish authorities.