A widely-published author and commentator will give the next Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life at 7:30 p.m. April 7.
Mark Juergensmeyer, the director of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, professor of sociology, and affiliate professor of religious studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara, will speak on “Global Rebellion: Religious Challenge to the Secular State” in Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union at the MU campus. The Center on Religion & the Professions is co-sponsoring the lecture.
Juergensmeyer is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics, and has published more than two hundred articles and twenty books, including the recently-released Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State.
The speech is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the MU Religious Studies department at (573) 882-4769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.