Religion Seminar Series: Faith and Activism through Revolutionary Love
Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs presents:
Faith and Activism
What does it mean to live out one’s faith in the world? What do you deeply care about and what needs to change in this world? How do faith and spiritual practice intersect with the tangible needs for justice and equity? This year, the Butler Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs will explore the relationship between faith and activism. We will learn from scholars and activists of many different religious traditions regarding how their faith compels them to commit their lives to social change.
Faith and Activism through Revolutionary Love
Monday,March 20, 2023, 7:00 PM
In this concluding session of the year, we will learn about the Revolutionary Love project founded by Valarie Kaur: civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, and leader of the Revolutionary Love Project. With partnerships from the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, Grace Unlimited, the NEH/Frederic M. Ayres Fund, the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis, Butler Philosophy and Religious Studies, Butler DEI Innovation Fund, and the Diversity Program Council, this culminating event of the Seminar will be a unique opportunity to learn from a prominent national leader on the future of faith and activism.
Valarie Kaur is a renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, innovator, and best-selling author of See No Stranger. She has won national acclaim for her work in social justice on issues ranging from hate crimes to digital freedom. Born and raised as a Sikh in California, she emerged on the national scene 20 years ago with her film Divided We Fall, chronicling the experiences of Sikh Americans after 9/11. Her activism focuses on hate crimes, racism and profiling, gun violence, immigration, solitary confinement, LGBTQI+ equality, and Internet freedom. She is the founder of Groundswell Movement, America’s largest multifaith online organizing community. She now leads the Revolutionary Love Project to build just anti-racist communities anchored in the ethic of love.
This event is free and open to the public, no tickets required.
Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by all patrons while in the venue.