Reading from Speaking of Faith Followed by Panel Discussion (NOTE: 7:00 p.m.)
February 5, 2008 – Spencer Trask Lecture cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology
The founder and host of American Public Media’s “Speaking of Faith” will read from her book. Leigh Schmidt (Department of Religion), Matt Hedstrom (Center for the Study of Religion), and Judith Weisenfeld (Department of Religion) will be the panel participants. Carolyn Rouse, Department of Anthropology, will serve as moderator.
A journalist and former diplomat, Krista Tippett conceived the idea for “Speaking of Faith” while consulting for the ecumenical institute of St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville. She has hosted and produced the program at American Public Media since it began as an occasional feature in 2000, before taking on its current form as a national weekly program in 2003. Tippett is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and a former Fulbright Scholar. In divided Berlin in the 1980s she reported for The New York Times, Newsweek, the BBC and other international news organizations, and later served as special assistant to the U.S. ambassador to the former West Germany.