North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy, Hosted by Lebanon Valley College
Biblical Scholar: Dominic Crossan
The annual conference was hosted by Lebanon Valley College in partnership with St. Francis University. There were a total of 28 student participants from 16 different colleges or universities. Dylan Matusek, a senior philosophy major with a political science minor, was awarded first place for the second consecutive year for his paper titled “Language, Strength, and Violence in J. Kameron Carter’s Exclusive Theology.” Megan English, a sophomore actuarial science major with a religion minor, was awarded third place for her paper titled “Suffering and Redemption: A Christian Mechanism Working in a Racist America.”
The Lord’s Prayer is Christianity’s greatest prayer. It is also Christianity’s strangest prayer, according to John Dominic Crossan. Residents of central Pennsylvania had an opportunity to learn exactly why over a series of three lectures at Miller Chapel on the Lebanon Valley College campus.
Tibetan Sand Mandala:
Classical Indian Dance Presentation by Bansari Mandalia and her students
Lebanon Valley College hosted the Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery as they created a sand mandala painting in the Lynch Synodinos Commons.