Throughout the year, we offer programs and events for the campus and the greater Greenville & Upstate community.

Peggy & Ed Good Lilly Lectures

Each semester, we host nationally or internationally significant theologians, public servants, thinkers, and writers through our lecture series (one lecture in the fall, one lecture in the spring).  This series has enabled the Center to share resources, not only with students, faculty, and staff, but also with alumni, friends, and the Greenville community.  We consider this kind of partnership with the community at large as part of Furman’s history and heritage.

The next lecture is Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in Hartness Pavilion.  Our guest this spring is Dr. David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics & Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life, at Mercer University.  Dr. Gushee’s lecture is titled, “The Struggle for Human Dignity.”  Note: this is a CLP-approved event at Furman.



Interfaith Panel Discussions

Each semester, the Center partners with Greenville Interfaith Forum to host interfaith panel discussions.  The discussions center around a theme, include guests from various religious/faith traditions, and allow people from the campus and community to hear stories and pose questions.

The next interfaith panel discussion is Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in Johns Hall 101.  The topic of this panel is “Living Out Your Faith in Community.”  Our panelists are Tony McDade, Executive Director of the Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN), and Deb Richardson-Moore, Pastor and Director of Triune Mercy Center.  Note: this is a CLP-approved event at Furman.



Center Publications

Every two years, the Center publishes a journal of original essays or creative reflections on vocation, often including written versions of talks given by faculty and guest presenters at our alumni retreats, LIVE! Conversations, lecture series, or other forums.  These works allow for a broader distribution of thoughtful responses to the questions of life’s purpose and meaning.

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