“Jerusalem 2009: How Did We Get Here” at Butler University’s Center for Faith and Vocatio

The Center for Faith and Vocation at Butler University asks tough questions as they host a four part lecture series about religion and culture around the world. The first half of the series, “Jerusalem: Traditions, Realities, and Prospects,” dissects the origin and culture of society in Jerusalem. The first of these two lectures, “Jerusalem 2009: How Did We Get Here?” will be held this Tuesday, September 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Krannert Room of Clowes Memorial Hall.

The lecture topic, “Jerusalem 2009: How Did We Get Here?” will attempt to understand why Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. This is an essential component to understand the city in contemporary society. Guest speaker Dr. David Wahrman will give a history lesson on the last hundred years in Jerusalem, and how the city has been affected by the Israeli Palestinian conflict.

Dr. Wahrman, a professor of history at Indiana Univeristy, will be joined by respondents Dr. Pierre M. Atlas, a professor of political science at Marian University in Indy, and Dr. Siobhan McEvoy-Levy, an associate professor of political science at Butler University. These three are sure to offer varied views on the conflict in Jerusalem, which will be key in unlocking the logic and reasoning of Jerusalem’s inhabitants.

This event is free to the people of Indianapolis, but tickets are required. For the lecture tomorrow, all of the tickets have been sold. But do not fret; you still have a chance to participate in this lecture. 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the program, all open seats will be distributed to the public on a first come first serve basis. Also you are welcome to join the standing room only crowd, which will fill in the back of the lecture space.

Continue your education in Indianapolis at one of the largest universities in Indiana. Hear the side of the story of Jerusalem you may not know yet, and find out for yourself why this area is so hotly contested. “Jerusalem 2009: How Did We Get Here?” is the first of four parts in a lecture series that will run all year. Participate in something different and find enlightenment at the same time.