DI Co-sponsoring Reformation Anniversary Event at Temple University


The Dialogue Institute is co-sponsoring a special event, Transcending the Reformation-Counter-Reformation: A Contemporary Dialogue on the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther's Call for Reform, on Friday, October 27, 4:30-8 pm, at Temple University.

The free public lecture and discussion will be held at Temple's Paley Library Lecture Hall (lower level). Click here to see the event flier.

Prof. Leonard Swidler

Prof. Leonard Swidler

The program features a keynote address by Dialogue Institute Founder and President Leonard Swidler on From Reformation to Transformation, followed by panel discussions (see preliminary details below).

The event is co-sponsored by the Temple University College of Liberal Arts: Global Studies program,  Department of History, Department of Religion, Department of French, German, Italian & Slavic (FGIS), and Office of International Affairs

  • 4:30-5 pm: Reception
  • 5-5:45 pm: Keynote Presentation (Leonard Swidler)
  • 6-6:45 pm: Panel Discussions on The Implications of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation in Europe" (Prof. Rita Krueger) and Viewing the Reformation from a Non-European Lens (Dr. Saiyida Zakiya-Hasna Islam)
  • 7-7:45 pm: Panel Discussions on Luther in the Media (Prof. Karl Moehlmann & Al Krumm) and Martin Luther, Father of Modern German (Prof. Anthony Waskie)
  • 7:45-8 pm: Q&A

For more reflections on the Reformation, check out the Spring 2017 (Volume 52, Number 2) issue of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies - featuring a special section on "Commemorating the Reformation" from the North American Academy of Ecumenists 2016 Conference.