The Faith and Life Forum of the Memorial Church explores matters of faith and public life. This forum seeks to deepen our devotional lives by promoting religious literacy and cultural competency concerning communities of faith. Each week we hear from leading thinkers on this planet as it pertains to matters of ultimate concern such as love, justice, suffering and salvation. Speakers include scholars of religion, religious intellectuals, and other artists whose work captures conceptions of the sacred and wrestles with the mysterious dimensions of life. Through lecture, dialogue and debate, our mission is to enrich personal faith by expanding our awareness of the important and pivotal role religion plays across space and time.
The theme for Spring Term 2017 is "Faith & Uncertainty."
Readings for Spring Term 2017
We encourage those who plan to attend to read the following books, which can be ordered from the Harvard Book Store or your favorite book seller. Copies of each book will also be available for sale on select Faith & Life Forum dates.
The Value of Doubt: Why Unanswered Questions, Not Unquestioned Answers, Build Faith
Author:Bill Tammeus. Skylight Paths Publishing, 2016.
Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression and Faith
Author: Monica A. Coleman. Fortress Press, 2016.
Sex+Faith: Talking with Your Child from Birth to Adolescence
Author: Kate Ott. Westminster John Knox Press, 2013.