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Friday, June 29 • 1:15pm - 2:25pm
What Sustains Us?
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Diana Eck

Diana L. Eck is a professor of comparative religion and Indian studies and the Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society at Harvard University. Her work has a dual focus on India and America — both challenging, multi-religious democracies. She has written several books, including, most recently, India: A Sacred Geography. She also wrote about India in Banaras: City of Light. Her work on America includes A New Religious... Read More →
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Steven Z. Leder

Steven Z. Leder is the senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, a large and prestigious synagogue in Los Angeles with three campuses and 2,500 member families. He is currently leading a $150 million campaign to expand Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s historic campus. He is the author of two books, including More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul, which received remarkable attention. Pulitzer Prize-winner Wendy... Read More →
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Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of the New York Times best-seller Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation, published in March 2012. Her other books on the history of religion include the award-winning The Gnostic Gospels; Adam, Eve and the Serpant: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity; and The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews... Read More →
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Jane Shaw

Jane Shaw is the dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. The Very Reverend Shaw joined Grace Cathedral from the University of Oxford, where she was dean of divinity and fellow of New College, Oxford, and taught history and theology at the university for 16 years. Her books include Miracles in Enlightenment England; Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and her Followers; and A Practical Christianity. She writes for various... Read More →
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Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith is an actress and playwright who is said to have created a new theater form. She is a University Professor at New York University and founding director of Anna Deavere Smith Works, which supports artists from around the world whose work addresses issues of social justice. Smith has been honored with many prizes, including a MacArthur fellowship and two Tony nominations. She was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize for her play... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2012 1:15pm - 2:25pm
Paepcke Auditorium