Academy of Lifelong Learning - "Sociology"



workshopLet’s Talk About It:  Muslim Journeys Opening Reception
Learn more about the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. A five-part, scholar-led book discussion series will center on the theme ‘Pathways of Faith.’ Muslim Journeys programming will include film screenings and panel discussions. Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. Major support for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Local support is provided by Booth Library, the Academy of Lifelong Learning, and Eastern’s Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
7–9 p.m.

EIU Booth Library 
West Reading Room
Keynote Speaker:  Brian Mann
EIU History Department

This event is FREE and open to the public!


workshopDoes Your Mother Know You’re Talking About God?
Enjoy a brief survey of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We will look at history, theology, and practice. Recommended (but not required) readings before the class are:

•The Bhagavad Gita
•A History of God (Karen Armstrong)
•The Battle for God (Karen Armstrong)
•The Inner Game of Tennis
•The Tibetan Book of the Dead
•Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
•The Tao of Pooh

Bring your questions.

Attend one of two dates:

Tuesday, February 4 
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
5–6:30 p.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church 
2206 4th St., Charleston, IL
Walter Carlson, Instructor

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Register by January 29, 2014
(limit 20 participants)


multimeeting Vietnam War:  The Unforeseen Social Costs
A brief overview of the context for U.S. involvement in the Vietnam conflict will transition into an examination of some ways in which the war was fought, and the impact that it had on protests at home during the 1960s and 1970s. Most importantly, we will explore impacts the war had on veterans, both in the short and long term. Bring your questions for a dynamic discussion over coffee with Craig Eckert.

Thursdays, March 20, 27 & April 3, 2014
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

EIU Blair Hall - Room 2116
Craig Eckert, Instructor

Academy member:  $5
Non-member:  $5

Register by March 13, 2014
(limit 15 participants)

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