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Upcoming lecture in CCU series focuses on Judaism

October 6, 2011

Deborah Slavitt, a rabbi and faculty member at Coastal Carolina University, will give a talk titled A Tabernacle of Peace focusing on the Jewish holiday Sukkot at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at CCUs Lackey Chapel. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of an ongoing series, Living in Peace: Insight from World Religions."

Oct. 12 is the beginning of Sukkot, the seven-day harvest festival commemorating the temporary shelters used by the ancient Jews during their wandering in the wilderness. Slavitt, a lecturer in CCUs Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, will talk about the connection between Sukkot and the series theme of religion as a contributing factor to world peace.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Jackson Center for Ethics and Values and the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. The Jackson Family Center sponsors public forums on ethical issues in science, business, education and the arts and humanities. The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies is an academic and community engagement program that promotes and offers opportunity for students, faculty and the non-university community to research, to learn and to analyze the varied causes and consequences of conflict.

Lackey Chapel is located at 105 University Blvd. across from James P. Blanton Circle.

Call the Jackson Center at 843-349-4149 for more information.