Thursday, December 09, 2010

Human Rights Day in the Capitol

On Human Rights Day -  A Capitol Celebration

In the Rotunda of the State Capitol  featuring presenters and performers from the variety of living traditions in Wisconsin

12 NOON – FRIDAY - DECEMBER 10, 2010

Keynote Speaker


Dr. Charles L. Cohen, Ph.D.

UW-Madison Professor and Director of

Lubar Institute for Study of Abrahamic Religions

Charles L. Cohen is Professor of History and Religious Studies. A specialist in colonial British North America and early American religious history, he received the Allan Nevins Prize of the Society for American Historians for his work on the psychology of Puritan religious experience and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, 2008-11. He has won the Emil Steiger Distinguished Teaching Award and a Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award from UW-Madison. Prior to becoming LISAR's founding director, he ran UW-Madison's Religious Studies Program. He is co-editor of and a contributor to both Theology and the Soul of the Liberal State (Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2010; with Leonard V. Kaplan), and Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008; with Paul S. Boyer). He is also working on Religious Pluralism in Modern America, with Ronald Numbers, which is contracted to Oxford University Press.

The noon program:


CALL TO PRAYER - Dialogue International

INTRODUCTION - Rev. Anne Wynne, GMIA Vice President

INTERFAITH AWARENESS WEEK - Proclamation read aloud by senior from Sauk Prairie High School, Sauk City

SOLSTICE BLESSING - Rev. Selena Fox, GMIA President

KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION - Rev. John-Brian Paprock, Inroads Ministry Director

KEY NOTE ADDRESS - Dr. Charles L. Cohen, Ph.D.
FORGIVENESS TO HAPPINESS (UNITY/ACIM) - Ken-Adi Ring, Native American Flute


Interfaith Awareness Week is sponsored by Inroads Ministry, (GMIA) Great Madison Inter-religious Association, and many are religious and faith groups.
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