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Interfaith Dialogue Series brings Sister Joan Chittister to New Harmony

Interfaith Dialogue Series brings Sister Joan Chittister to New Harmony

3/12/2013 | University Communications

Spiritual leader Sister Joan Chittister will present “God: The Feminine in the Divine” as part of Historic New Harmony’s Interfaith Dialogue Series at 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Atheneum, 401 N. Arthur Street.

Chittister’s presentation will address the feminine dimension of God in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To register, call 812/682-4488 or email

Chittister is an articulate social analyst and influential religious leader. For more than 30 years she has dedicated herself to advocating for universal recognition of the critical questions impacting the global community – peace, justice and equality – and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work. Courageous, passionate, and charged with energy, she is a much-sought after speaker, commentator, counselor, and clear voice across all religions.

A Benedictine Sister of Erie, Pennsylvania, Chittister is an international lecturer and award-winning author of more than 45 books. She is the founder and executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality located in Erie. A founding member of The Global Peace Initiative of Women, a partner organization of the United Nations, she works to develop a worldwide network of women peace builders. She has worked throughout the world with religious leaders and people of diverse faith traditions to advance world peace through the development of interfaith relationships and the spiritual questions of the age. 

She has appeared on "Meet the Press," with Bill Moyers, and on BBC forums with other religious leaders from around the world. Her web column, “From Where I Stand," in The National Catholic Reporter, is routinely reprinted on Huffington Post, other websites, personal blogs, newsletters, and magazines.

About Historic New Harmony's Interfaith Dialogue Series

An important component of the legacy of New Harmony is the spiritual dimension of community, from its 1814 founding by religious separatists from Germany followed by the 1825 Owen/Maclure secular utopian experiment and contemporary works of public art, architecture, lectures, and retreats which express diverse spiritualties. Historic New Harmony’s Interfaith Dialogue Series supports this legacy and ongoing community conversation.

Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites.

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