The Faith & Life Forum of the Memorial Church explores matters of faith and public life. Held during the Fall & Spring Terms, 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.
This term, we will explore the theme of “Redefining Success: Living a Life of Sacrifice and Service.”
Readings for Fall 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.
- J.D. Vance. “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis.” Harper, 2016.
- Laura Everett. “Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels.” Eerdmans, 2017.
- Pamela Lightsey. “ Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology.” Pickwick, 2015.